English Premiership

Keane admits Everton made underwhelming start

2017-10-03 13:55
Michael Keane.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Everton defender Michael Keane admits the club have made a poor start to the season but remains optimistic that they can turn their fortunes around.

The Toffees have endured a difficult start to their Premier League campaign and have won only one of their last five games, losing four. The defeats have sent the club down to 16th position in the standings.

However, Keane believes the squad still has enough quality to start moving in the right direction. The Merseysiders' next league tie is an away game at Brighton & Hove Albion.

"If we’d won [against Burnley] we would have been eighth or thereabouts and climbing up the table, so things can change quickly," Keane told the club's official website.

"We’ve had a bad start to the season but we’re still not too far away from where we’d want to be.

"If we put a good run together of three or four wins in a row, which we are capable of, I’m sure we’ll climb back up the table.

"It’s only seven games in, so there’s a long way to go. It’s been a slow start but we just need to keep working hard and pick it up.

Meanwhile more pressure was pile onto Everton manager Ronald Koeman after the defeat to Burnley with the Dutchman left disappointed by his side's performance.

After the match, Koeman told Sky Sports: "I'm not unhappy what I saw from the team, they showed today how we had to play.

"If you play against a team who are defending so strong you need to be at your best. We didn't have that creativity."

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