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Silva not concerned with last season

3rd January 2019, 09:42 by Nick Harris

Marco Silva says he is not interested in a comparison between Everton in the Premier League this term compared to last season.

The Toffees' 1-0 home loss to Leicester on New Year's Day, their fourth defeat in five matches, left them 10th in the table with 27 points from 21 games.

After 21 matches last term they had the same amount of points and were ninth, which was also the case on January 1 following their 22nd fixture of the campaign.

At that time Everton were managed by Sam Allardyce, the third man to have been in charge that season, who ended up guiding them to an eighth-placed finish before being replaced by Silva in May.

Silva's men, lacklustre against Leicester, have won only once in their last eight outings.

When asked about Everton's situation in terms of the table compared to the same point last season and if he was worried by a lack of progress, the Portuguese said: "I am not here to compare these type of things, about last season.

"I am concerned with the result we didn't achieve, with our performance, with the performance we had in the last away game as well (Saturday's 1-0 loss at Brighton).

"This is what is my concern now, and to change the situation - not about the points we have now and we had last season at the same moment. It is not for me to analyse this situation.

"About the points and the position in the table - we look at the end of the season.

"I have more things to think (about) in this moment and the most important thing is why we didn't play well (against Leicester), why we made the mistakes we made, why we lose some simple things like a three, four metres pass, which we lost many times. This is what is my concern."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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