In a very grim and short post-match press conference after Everton somehow managed to throw away three points away at Burnley, manager Ronald Koeman had very little to say.
| Manager Ronald Koeman's thoughts after the 2-1 defeat to Burnley. pic.twitter.com/7HiJvGT4xC— Everton (@Everton) October 22, 2016
“I mentioned to the players that we had a good start. Maybe we dropped a little bit too much in the last 20 minutes of the first half, but it was an unlucky goal to concede.
“We had a good reaction in the second half. It was with much more intensity, we created more and were more dangerous. We scored a good goal and you expect to win the game, but then what happened in the last minute was hard to take. It was unfair with what happened on the pitch.
“The least we deserved was one point and to travel back and analyse the game without a point is really disappointing.
“We did not play badly. We played good football, but in the final part you need to be a bit more ruthless. But we fought for everything, for the three points and sometimes you don’t get what you deserve. That’s football and that’s disappointing.”
There’s little that needs to be said. Everton still look like a mid-table side at times, and the Ronald Koeman project is going to need more time, we do not look ready to challenge for Europe yet.