Schneiderlin Details Why Onus Is On Blues Players To Beat Blades

Morgan Schneiderlin says the onus is on Everton’s players to successfully execute Marco Silva’s gameplan against Sheffield United on Saturday as the Blues aim to deliver an instant response to Sunday’s defeat at Bournemouth.

The Frenchman insists the team will continue to work hard on the training pitch to correct the mistakes made on the south coast and declared there will be “no excuses” for failing to produce a strong performance at Goodison Park.

Everton head into Saturday’s contest aiming to secure a seventh successive home victory.

Schneiderlin is expecting a tough examination against the Blades, who can count former Everton Club captain Phil Jagielka among their ranks.

But the 29-year-old says Everton's meticulous preparation for the match will ensure the team is in the best possible shape to deliver a winning display.

“The manager and staff give us every single piece of information we need,” Schneiderlin told evertontv.

“We have videos available to see our opponents. We have everything we need.

“There are no excuses. We are going to know every single Sheffield United player. What they want, what they like and don’t like, their strengths and weaknesses.

“It was the same against Bournemouth. But it is up to us on the pitch to make be clear [in executing our gameplan] and win.

“We are going to keep working, I am sure of that. It will be a tough game.

“Sheffield United will be another team who will try to exploit every set play and long ball. We have to work hard. We work hard every Thursday and Friday with the manager on set plays.

“It is not a lack of training or information [that has led to errors]. There are small mistakes we need to correct."

Sunday’s clash represented Schneiderlin’s fourth starting appearance for Everton this season, with midfielder’s energy and sharp, accurate passing impressing in the middle of the park.

Schneiderlin – who also started the Blues’ final four matches of last season – boasted an 88.1 per cent passing accuracy over the course of the match, which was bettered by only centre-backs Yerry Mina and Nathan Ake. The France international also made three tackles and completed two interceptions.

Schneiderlin says he has been satisfied with his form but reinforced that contributing to positive Everton results is his overriding focus.

“I have felt good since the start of the season,” he added.

“But my concern is to win games, then after we can talk about myself.

“If we win everyone will talk a bit better about my games.

"I just have to keep going with what I do. I feel good physically, I am playing with confidence.

“I try to continue the momentum from the end of last season. It is good and I want to keep going and keep playing.

“But mostly to win.”