Cape Town - Everton manager Marco Silva was encouraged yet frustrated as his side slipped to a 2-0 home defeat against Manchester City.
Silva was left to bemoan their fragility at set-pieces once again as
they conceded for the 12th time in the Premier League (excluding
penalties) - which is the top-flight's worst record - and 17th occasion
The Toffees mentor said after the game: "It's a big frustration to
concede after 47 minutes in first half, after 97 minutes in the second
"I don't want to talk more about set-pieces. What I tell, I will tell
to the players. I understand why you ask, but there is something inside
the mind of our players. We have to work more."
Silva was, however, encouraged by the overall performance, despite
goals from Aymeric Laporte and substitute Gabriel Jesus sealing the win
for the visitors.
He continued: "Our fans, the reaction at the end of the match was
everything we needed at the moment. It will make us more confident, and
stronger in the next match.
"The performance was completely different to our last game. Good
attitude, strong answer, everything we needed. ‘We should show this in
every game. It has to be our image as a team."
Everton's next game is against Watford away on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 17:00.