Former Everton player Michael Ball has labeled the club “embarrassing” pointing the finger at both players and staff over the state the club has got themselves in.
In an column for the Liverpool Echo, the 38-year-old was fuming having seen his side lose 5-1 against Atalanta on Thursday before being beaten 4-1 by Southampton on Sunday.
“It’s getting embarrassing,” admitted Ball before stating, “I keep banging on about it but players are simply not doing the job they are out there to do.”
The retired defender referred to the players as not being capable of doing the basics and that even “Jose Mourinho” as manager could not improve the team, as individuals are letting themselves down.
While the 38-year-old highlighted the inability of the defence and the midfield, he did specifically call out Kevin Mirallas as someone who leaves him “baffled” over how he still gets a game.
“Kevin Mirallas, for example, should he be wearing an Everton shirt?
“His job is to create goals or score goals as an attacking midfielder but when was the last time he did that?
“I’m baffled how he still gets a game for Everton because he isn’t showing anything but he’s certainly not alone.”
The former left-back then moved on criticise Steve Walsh, the Director of Football, who he believes despite having the “easiest job in football” has failed.
Under Walsh’s reign, the club were unable to acquire a striker to adequately replaced Romelu Lukaku following his departure to Manchester United, as well as failing to add a left-back to the squad in case Leighton Baines got injured.
Baines got injured in the 4-1 defeat to Southampton with a suspected calf injury, and this leaves the Toffees with no natural left-back for their game against West Ham on Wednesday.
In other Everton news, Unsworth has confirmed the January plans of the Toffees and suggested what they are in need of.