By Laura O’Leary
Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrímsson has said Gylfi Sigurdsson’s situation at Everton is “frustrating” and said his slump in form is partly down to being played out of position.
During Jim White’s Talk Sport show (Wednesday, 10:50am), Hallgrimsson was asked about how he felt Sigurdsson was doing at Everton since his move there in the summer.
He said: “He played a really big role at Swansea and he of course was settled in at that club.
“It has to be tough for him, but it has also been tough for the club, for Everton, to start the season.
“It has been little bit frustrating, he has played a little out of position on the left wing to start with.”
The attacking midfielder who has 54 caps for Iceland has featured 15 times for Everton across all competitions this season.
In his 15 appearances, 10 in the Premier League, he has scored one goal and registered two assists.
Last season, the 28-year-old played 40 times for Swansea, scoring 10 goals and grabbing 13 assists before securing his big money move to Everton in August.
The Toffees currently sit 15th in the Premier League, having only taken 11 points from 11 games.
Everton are currently just two points clear of the relegation zone, and are currently on the hunt for a manager.
David Unsworth is in temporary control of the club after being named caretaker manager, after the Toffees opted to sack Ronald Koeman on October 23.
Everton did win their last league match under Unsworth’s guidance, coming from behind to beat Watford 3-2 at Goodison Park.
However ahead of the Watford game, the Toffees had not won any of their last eight games across all competitions.
This includes the heavy 5-2 defeat courtesy of Arsenal, which turned out to be Koeman’s last game in charge.
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