Everton manager Sam Allardyce believes that the signings of Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott prove that he is not as negative a manager as is being made out.

The former England boss made his comments prior to the Toffees’ weekend Premier League fixture against Southampton amid constant jibes from supporters who feel their side is not performing as they should considering the vast sums of money Farhad Moshiri has ploughed into the Merseyside outfit.

As quoted in the Liverpool Echo, Allardyce said: “The two things we were lacking at Everton were the number of goals we scored and the number of goals we conceded.

“If you look at our defence now the record has become more solid, the goals could be better but we are scoring goals.”

Allardyce arrived at Goodison Park back in November to steady what was at the time a sinking ship, with Ronald Koeman’s time at the helm resulting in the team enduring a dreadful start to the season and were faced with the threat of relegation.

However, despite allaying those concerns and guiding the Blues to eighth in the table it would seem that is not good enough for fans who continually berate their boss for his reliance on long-ball tactics and inability to play attractive and exciting football.

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Presently, the side are in a good run of form, having suffered defeat just once in their past seven league games which has led to a Manager of the Month nomination for the former Bolton manager.

Here is a selection of Twitter reactions from Everton supporters in response to their manager’s latest comments:

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