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Marco Silva’s vision for Everton starting to take shape

Manager disappointed by results, but can see the confidence

Everton FC v West Ham United - Premier League Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

While Everton once again came away from the Emirates with nothing last weekend, manager Marco Silva was happy with some elements of what he saw from his side.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Goodison Park against Fulham, Silva said -

“We didn’t achieve nothing with the result last week but it was a game that will be the image of our team.

“I want ambition, good organisation and in some moments managing the game better. A great attitude as well and trying to play to win every time has to be our ambition.

“I want to see us playing with confidence tomorrow. We have to put that intensity in the game.”

The Blues had the better of the opening exchanges, and really should have gone into the half with the lead but missed a couple of good chances. The hosts Arsenal came out the more-fired up side in the second half and took the lead and pretty much cruised to the win after that.

“It was a disappointing result. We played well and it didn’t reflect what we did on the pitch but we need to be more effective.

“We had three or four chances against West Ham in front of the goalkeeper that were clear and Arsenal was the same.

“We had a fantastic chance in the first minute but we have to be more effective in the right moments to score.”

“I told the players what we did in the last match we have to be more effective. When the wave came against us we have to change the wave.

“It is a matter for us to be more effective.”

On tomorrow’s opponents Fulham, Silva acknowledges that the newly-promoted side play with confidence and that the Blues will face a stern test. The Cottagers have five points from their first six games, and have lost 3-0 away at Manchester City, 3-1 at Tottenham Hotspur and drew 2-2 at Brighton & Hove Albion.

“They like to keep the possession and start from the back. In some moments they take risks but they build from the back.

“Jean Michael Seri and Kevin McDonald are very good players and Aleksandar Mitrovic too. It will be a tough game but we have to change the result and give 100% to win the match.”