Sam Allardyce, the Everton coach, admitted that he wrongly evaluated the situation and he lost the match against Tottenham by his brave team selection – and he added that he should have been far more cautious.
The experienced English coach made just two changes from the team that were beaten 2-1 by Liverpool in the FA Cup fixture after Virgil van Dijk scoring the late winner – but the performance against Tottenham in a 4-0 loss was nowhere near the previous one. Harry Kane managed to overcome Teddy Sheringham by scoring two goals and it was a comfortable win for the Spurs…
The former England national team coach spoke about this performance as he said, according to Sky Sports: “I was going to shore it up like Moyesy [West Ham manager David Moyes] did because I watched the game [the 1-1 draw at Wembley] and thought what a great job they had done on Tottenham defensively. But then again I reverted back to our Liverpool performance… If you can play like that at Liverpool and just at the death get beat, surely you can come here to Tottenham and deliver the same performance and maybe get a result.”
He continued by adding that he should have been more boring: “Maybe I have a bit of responsibility by playing too much attacking-minded players and not as many defending-minded players. I should have got back to being a bit more boring and a bit less adventurous.”
In the end, Sam Allardyce claimed that he is worried about the latest results as the Toffees lost all of the last four matches: “I’m worried about the run we are in at the moment. West Brom becomes a massive game next week so we don’t get dragged back into that relegation zone. After having a wonderful, wonderful start, we are back on dangerous ground with our results. It’s our responsibility to get results to keep ourselves away from that and not wait to see if the others have lost.”