Paul Robinson fumed over Everton manager Marco Silva deciding to drop attacker Moise Kean from his matchday squad for the clash with Southampton.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Tottenham and Blackburn No.1 vented his frustration over Silva snubbing Kean as he questioned how the forward was ever meant to get enough experience to play if he’s not making matchday squads.
The Toffees boss confirmed following the 2-1 win over the Saints on Saturday that he dropped the 19-year-old forward for tactical reasons but claimed the player had taken the news well.
Silva previously revealed in an interview that he was under no pressure to play Kean and admitted that the attacker needs time to adapt to the Premier League, and this led Robinson to question the manager’s latest decision.
When asked about Silva deciding to leave Kean out of Everton’s matchday squad against the Saints, Robinson told Football Insider: “I really don’t get it, I really don’t get the situation as this isn’t a team that are scoring five or six goals every week.
“They bought him from Juventus for a lot of money so the decision to leave him out the squad baffled me because Silva went on the record I think last week saying he still needs to learn, he still needs to adapt to the Premier League, that’s why I don’t use him because he’s still learning.
“But how is the lad going to learn? How is the lad going to get experience if you’re not naming him in squads to get experience?
“I find it a very strange one, whether something has gone on behind closed doors that we don’t know about, who knows.”
The teenager arrived at Goodison Park from Juventus in the summer but so far has only managed to feature a total of 11 times across all competitions for the Toffees.
Kean hasn’t scored a goal for Silva’s side yet but he did rack up an assist during to the 3-2 win over Wolves in September.