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Arteta blames Everton loss on lack of luck

by Koolkola

Everton took the lead after a Rob Holding own goal, before Pepe leveled from the spot. We went in behind at half time as Yerry Mina rose highest to restore the Toffees lead.

After the game, the boss faced the BBC cameras.

On the performance…

Very similar to the last few weeks in that we are proposing everything, we are trying, we are dominating the games but in the small moments, we are losing the games. We lost against Burnley without conceding a shot on target, which is incredible and we lost again today because of an own goal and a set-piece. When we do generate the chances, the situations; the last pass, the last shot, the last moment [isn’t there] or the post, as was the case this weekend and last time [against Southampton]..the luck is not on our side. It’s not an excuse, we have to keep fighting, keep believing what we’re doing. I see the boys how they are trying, it’s not about the effort, believe me, but we need to win football matches and it’s not happening.

On how hard it is to keep the belief…

The way the boys reacted in the dressing room, it tells me they have the belief. They know what they are doing on the pitch and the way they are losing football matches. Obviously, when you lose that many on the trot for different reasons, it hurts a lot.

On Everton’s form…

Yeah, but I don’t think it was about the opponent, I think it was about ourselves again tonight. The things that we have to do better we did and then we scored an own goal and conceded again on a set piece. When we had our moments, it’s down to us to put it right.

On Nketiah marking Yerry Mina for his goal…

We have the numbers that we have in terms of us and they are much taller than us. It’s a collective effort. When they put the ball into that area, when it’s a 50-50 ball it’s really difficult to defend against Yerry Mina when they are blocking your goalkeeper.

On being confident he can turn things around…


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