Marco Silva

  • Marco Silva praises Everton’s character after Burnley mauling

    Everton manager Marco Silva has hailed the character of the Toffees squad after they secured comfortable 5-1 triumph over Burnley on the road. The Merseyside outfit were given a hiding last weekend after they suffered an embarrassing 6-2 league defeat to Tottenham Hotspur but they managed to make amends with an easy win against the Clarets.

    Speaking after the game, Silva was elated with the performance of the team and welcomed the fan support at Turf Moor following the dampening home loss to Spurs, he said: “The first thing I’d like to say is this is for our fans and our players. The fans welcomed our players before the match, which is fantastic after a tough result on Sunday. And the players as well, they deserve this. It was a good win for us and now is the moment to rest and prepare for the other quick games.”
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  • Brazil coach heaps praise on Marco Silva for Richarlison’s development

    Brazil assistant manager Xavier Cleber has heaped praise on manager Marco Silva for aiding the development of Richarlison into a top-class prospect for club and country. The attacker first worked under Silva at Watford last term but their association reached an abrupt end after the Portuguese was sacked from the head coach position.

    However, the Brazilian managed to reunite Silva at Everton after the offer came by during the summer and he has since not looked back with six league goals from just 10 appearances. Meanwhile, he has also made the step up to the national side with good effect and Cleber, who has watched him in close quarters happened to heap praise on the Toffees head coach.
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  • Marco Silva Delighted to Welcome Yerry Mina Back from Injury

    Everton manager Marco Silva has claimed that the fitness position of Yerry Mina does provide him with a lot of issues in terms of selection, but he is glad to have such a selection headache for the time being. After having struggled to name a consistent defensive line so far this season, Silva is now looking forward to a selection headache in this position. Everton have had numerous changes in the defence due to the elements like injuries and suspension. Phil Jagielka has been unavailable for the last three matches after getting a suspension, while Michael Keane was unavailable for up to 4 weeks due to an injury. Kurt Zouma came into the backline as the club’s new signing – on loan from Chelsea.

    In recent matches, however, Keane and Zouma have been able to form a great partnership in the centre of defence and Everton travel to the King Power Stadium looking for three points. Now, Everton also have the availability of Mina, who trained with the squad and is looking to make his comeback just after the international break. Silva claimed that Zouma and Keane have been playing well while the return of Mina and Jagielka makes it a competitive position in the defence. Everton have had an indifferent first few weeks in the 2018-19 campaign.
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  • Everton boss bemoans poor finishing and focus after Watford defeat

    Everton manager Marco Silva has admitted that the club were not fully focused during the Premier League encounter against West Ham United which they eventually lost by a 3-1 scoreline. The Toffees had gone into the clash with an unbeaten record under their new manager but they succumbed to a rather disappointing defeat with the Hammers getting their first points on board for the season.

    Speaking after the game, Silva said: “We didn’t perform in our level to win. In this level you cannot make mistakes like we made. When you create chances you have to score. There is something about our focus that we have to do something about in important moments of the game. We scored to make it 2-1 but in the second-half, even without a good performance and playing more with our heart and mind, they create three or four chances and score three goals and we create four or five clear chances and score just one goal. “We created enough chances to achieve a different result.”
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