Koeman makes honest admission after Everton hammered by Man United
By Abigail Withey
Everton boss Ronald Koeman has said that his side didn’t deserve their heavy 4-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho’s side took the lead in the first half courtesy of Antonio Valencia and finished off the job with another three goals from Anthony Martial, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and former Toffee Romelu Lukaku in the last 10 minutes of the game.
The defeat marked Everton’s third loss in just five games after previous games against Chelsea and Tottenham ended disappointingly for the Blues.
Everton secured a victory in the opening weekend of the campaign against Stoke City but have failed to replicate their 1-0 success.
Koeman believes that the heavy loss wasn’t a true reflection of his teams efforts but thinks that a reaction was triggered throughout the match.
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The manager was quoted on the cub’s official Twitter account, and said: “They were really clinical. We didn’t deserve a high defeat. We started afraid but we need to win – I saw a reaction in the team today.”
RK: "They were really clinical. We didn't deserve a high defeat. We started afraid but we need to win – I saw a reaction in the team today."
— Everton (@Everton) September 17, 2017
The Merseyside outfit’s latest result knocks them down to eighteenth place in the Premier League on just four points thanks to a win and a draw.
After a string of tough opponents, the Blues will look ahead to their EFL Cup fixture against Sunderland on Wednesday before hosting AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park in the top flight on Saturday.