Marco Silva urges Everton to play with “quality & creativity”

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Marco Silva, Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Everton FC at Etihad Stadium on December 15, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Everton manager Marco Silva is looking for a solid and clinical performance up front ahead of today’s Premier League game against Tottenham

The Toffees are winless in their last four league outings and will be looking to end that barren run and return to the top-10 spots.

But Everton’s recent history with Spurs doesn’t go in their favour after losing all three of their previous encounters with 11 goals conceded in the process and just two scored.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in good form right following Wednesday’s 2-0 Carabao Cup win against rivals Arsenal and will be hoping to close the gap on second-place Manchester City in the Premier League today to two points.

“You always prepare to win, that is always our philosophy as a team, even when we play away,” Silva told evertontv.

“At home even more because of the atmosphere in our stadium.

“You have to always play as a team, keep good organisation and be solid every time.

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“And in our offensive organisation, show quality and creativity… the confidence to create chances and score in the right moment. It [a killer instinct] is something we have missed in the past few games.

“We are building and now comes a busy time but I think we are ready to play against these types of teams.

“We are building our way, we are building our ideas as a team and our philosophy.

“The players are enjoying it.

“The past few matches we could have taken more points, in some of them we deserved more. But that is part of the game. It is football.

“And we have to learn from those situations to be strong in the future.”

The Everton and Spurs match will begin at 17:00 (CET).