Ronald Koeman believe Everton played better than Manchester United despite 4-0 defeat
Jose Mourinho think Everton would want to at least secure the top-four spot this season
He want the Portuguese coach to be realistic
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has hit back at Jose Mourinho for claiming that the club should be fighting for the top-four spot, giving the money they spent.
The Manchester United boss wrote in his programme before Sunday Premier League clash that “Everton would want to at least secure the top-four position this season” having spent £140million, a statement that seemed to upset Koeman.
After United 4-0 win over Everton, Koeman reacted to the statement by saying – Be realistic.
“I read the programme of United and my colleague and I talked about ‘Everton spending £140million and they need to go for the top-four’. Sorry. If anybody in this room or outside sees something realistic, in what is pissible for Everton l….. please, come on. Be realistic.
“Let’s talk at the end of the season. I’m not happy how we have started the season, but let’s be realistic about Everton. Let’s start with everybody. Fas, press time. But it’s difficult in football. “
And when asked about his future at the club after some bad result in recent matches, the Dutchman said Hus side need some time to adpt to the Premier League styles after a major overhaul in the summer.
“Every manager in life has doubts, there’s nobody who doesn’t have doubts as a manager. And if you don’t win, you know you have big numbers of layers in your squad, and you have doubts about what system to play.
“This is normal. Of course, I ask myself the question ‘why?’ Why? But OK. If Mkhitaryan got one year to adapt to the Premier League, we have eight new players….. maybe I also give them one season to adapt to the Premier League,” Koeman added.