Everton: Silva “We did not perform well”
Everton efforts to finish in the top seven took a hit with a 2-0 defeat to already relegated side Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Everton recent performances had seen Marco Silva side to within a point of a possible European position with London sides Chelsea, West Ham, and Arsenal falling on the wayside but were unstuck at Fulham.
Fulham were looking to end a run of nine successive defeats with their first Premier League win since January and Scott Parker looking for a first win since his appointment as interim manager.
Everton luck over London sides came to an end after Fulham scored on 47 minutes when Tom Cairney stroked home Babel’s pass from just inside the area for his first goal of the season. Babel then ran on to Aleksandar Mitrovic’s pass to double Fulham’s lead chip, Jordan Pickford.
“We are not happy and did not achieve the result we wanted, we did not perform well,” Silva told evertontv.
“Now is the moment to prepare for the next game and give a different answer from this afternoon.
“We were in a fantastic run and it is up to us to do everything we can to win the next match.
“We knew playing Fulham would be really difficult. Their position in the table was not important, we knew they would play with pride and character and try to achieve something important for them.
“But we did not start the match well, our first half was not good, even if we had one or two moments in attack and created some problems for them.
“But we were not aggressive enough, with or without the ball.
“We were not moving the ball fast enough to disorganize them.”