Everton boss Frank Lampard says his side need to find a way to get results enough to keep them in the Premier League after they were battered 5-0 by Tottenham.
His Toffees were just one point above the relegation zone following an unmissable performance in north London where Michael Keane netted in his own net before surrendering, which saw Harry Kane score a brace and Son Heung-min and Sergio Reguilon are also on the scoreboard.
It was the fourth defeat in five Premier League games since Lampard took over as Rafael Benitez and relegation is possible given the evidence to suggest this.
Lampard has had 13 games to save the club from being relegated to the championship and says there is no quick fix.
“There are problems that are in front of me, they can’t be solved overnight, so we have to find a way to get results to keep us in this year’s tournament,” he said.
“We have to be positive about what we do, if anything is dropped tonight it’s a good shock to show us that when we make those football mistakes it won’t effective for you.
“But we have a lot of home games left, 13 games is a lot of points, so it’s important that I remain optimistic but we can’t avoid the mistakes we made tonight.
“The players understood the situation before I arrived because they’ve lost a lot of games and when you’re on that trajectory you’d be a fool not to see what’s going on, everyone at the club did and I went into that.
“We’ve seen a big promotion at Goodison, we’ve seen a big unity, the fans are really believing in what we’re doing. Now we have two home games to try to get a result that makes things look more positive. We have to focus on them.
“It might be just a click away, but we haven’t done that yet.”
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte was faced with a team that could beat Manchester City and then lose to Burnley four days later, but feel they are starting to get a grip on what he is expected from him. surname.
Despite their contradictions, Spurs are still in the hunt for the top four and Conte is now openly claiming that as the target.
Before that, he was far from qualifying for the Champions League, but said that if his side managed it, it would be tantamount to winning the tournament.
“We now have 12 games to play until the end of the season,” he said. “I listen and you ask me in every press conference about the top four race.
“I’ve told my players that it’s right to take responsibility for this because I think since I’ve been here we’ve been stronger.
“In January, two players made us more complete. I think we can fight. We can fight for this goal. It is important to have this ambition and it is not right to hide your ambition and we will see what happens.
“We will try to do everything and in the end we will see what happens. Now we only have 12 games to play, not a title to play. For this reason, I am responsible, I, myself, I must be the first.
“You know, I don’t like to talk about ambition and getting a place in the Champions League because I like to play to win championships and win trophies, but in this situation this could be the Champions League, the title. win our Premier League if we can get to fourth place. ”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/frank-lampard-says-everton-must-find-a-way-to-get-the-results-needed-to-stay-up-41421638.html Frank Lampard says Everton must find a way to get the results they need to sustain