Paul Robinson has blasted Everton manager Marco Silva for his “excuses” about why his team struggled during the 2-0 defeat to Norwich City.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Tottenham and England goalkeeper says that the Portuguese boss looks to have ran out of ideas at Goodison Park after two wins in their last nine games.
Speaking after the home loss to the Canaries, Silva said that his side did not possess “enough pace or mobility to disorganise’ Daniel Farke’s men.
Silva: "Not enough pace or mobility to disorganise them."
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Robinson has rubbished the suggestions of the Everton boss, saying that the former Watford man is clutching at straws with his excueses.
“I can’t see how Marco Silva’s going to get out of it, I think it’s time for him to go,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“He’s a manager who’s clearly run out of ideas and options. He’s fallen out with Moise Kean, he said in his press conference: ‘We lack pace,’ yet he’s got Theo Walcott, who was once the fastest Premier League player in the league, and Richarlison who is absolutely lightning quick.
“Okay, he’s got Cenk Tosun up front who isn’t quick but if you want a quick fix you’ve got (Alex) Iwobi and (Dominic) Calvert-Lewin on the bench. He’s a manager, to me, who’s looking for excuses and has run out of ideas.”
The Toffees sit 16th in the Premier League after 13 games, just four points and two places above the relegation zone.
They have a tough run of fixtures on the immediate horizon, with games against high-flying Leicester City, Merseyside rivals Liverpool and top-four hopefuls Chelsea coming up.