Silva Understands Evertonians' 'Emotion' After Narrow Burnley Loss

Marco Silva says he feels Evertonians’ “emotion” after the Blues’ 1-0 defeat at Burnley - as he declared his faith his players can turn results around.

Everton were the more progressive and ambitious team for large periods at Turf Moor but Jeff Hendrick’s 72nd-minute volley saw the home team take maximum points.

The Blues were reduced to 10 men on 56 minutes when Seamus Coleman was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Manager Silva was eager to show his appreciation for the Blues’ travelling support after the game, applauding the 2,354-strong group of Evertonians who passionately backed their team throughout the match.

“I understand that the fans are disappointed,” Silva said. “But it is a moment for us to go there [to see the fans] to feel their emotion, because they deserve our respect.

“They came here to support the team – all through the 90 minutes they supported the team.

“We didn’t achieve the result they wanted and they deserve something more.

“It is a moment for us to be there with them and hear what they have to say. We have to show our faces when things are not so good.

“We have faith in the players. We have to work with them to improve them.

“I have no doubts in what we are doing. We need results but last season we had a worse moment than this one and how we reacted showed what we are able to do.

“We had a fantastic run towards the end of the season.

“I don’t have doubts we are able to do that again.”

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02:34

KEANE OUTLINES WHAT EVERTON PLAYERS MUST DO

Defender reflects on Blues' 1-0 defeat at Burnley.


The first half saw Everton dominate possession and carve out a series of openings.

Alex Iwobi twice came close to breaking the deadlock – seeing one shot deflect agonisingly wide and another goalbound effort blocked by Burnley defender Matthew Lowton.

Everton finished the first half with 61 per cent possession and having had six shots at goal, compared to the home team’s two.

Silva’s team were more threatening directly after the break, too, but the game took a decisive swing when Coleman was ordered off.

Even when reduced to 10 men, the Blues continued to search for a breakthrough – Richarlison's shot cannoning off Ben Mee and going just wide of Nick Pope's post.

Burnley gradually began to extert a degree of pressure, however, and Hendrick lashed home to secure victory for Sean Dyche’s team.

Silva says Everton must show more ruthlessness in front of goal. The Blues’ next match is against West Ham United at Goodison Park on 19 October.

“We had so many dangerous moments around the box, we have to decide in a different way,” he said.

“To win these type of games we have to more clinical and assertive with our front attack players. We have quality to do more.

“Analysing the game, it is clear we deserved more than what we achieved.

“In the first half, it is clear we were the best team on the pitch, we created the best chances. We were always more dangerous than our opponent.

“The second half started the same way. But the second yellow [for Coleman] made a big impact on the game in my opinion. It looked a harsh decision but we have to respect the referee’s decision.

“Even after that period there was not big chances for our opponent. They had more set-pieces, as you would expect playing against 10 men, and from one set-piece they scored.

“For us to achieve confidence, we have to get results.

“We have to stick together, work harder and be more brave.”