Rafael Benitez understands the frustration of Everton fans after their poor run but is confident he can turn their form around. Everton lost to Brentford this weekend to extend their winless run to seven games in the Premier League. The Toffees were poor in the first half and fell behind to an Ivan Toney penalty. Despite a stronger performance in the second half, they failed to trouble the Brentford goal. The team was booed off at full-time.
“We can understand the frustration of the fans but we are also frustrated,” Everton boss Rafael Benitez said. “Today you cannot complain about the effort and intensity the players put in. They try until the end, we had a lot of crosses and shots, so you cannot complain about the effort but you can be disappointed because obviously, we do not want to lose.”
“We didn’t deserve to lose but the reality is the team is giving everything on the pitch and you can see the togetherness of the players,” he added. “If we consider what we did at the beginning of the season, we saw enough quality to know we can be doing much better. But even in the games we draw (against Manchester United and Tottenham), the team was doing enough to get more from these games. It is a question of confidence, missing players, but you could see what we were capable of doing at the beginning of the season. When we have everyone available, I am confident we will do it again.”