Everton 0-0 Leicester City: Can Moyes be trusted to keep his job?
From the outside, Leicester City may seem like a pretty decent side.
The club have won five Premier League titles and are the champions of England’s second tier, while they have the world’s best defence and top scorer in Riyad Mahrez.
But on paper they are not a top team, with their biggest rivals, Manchester United, having won the league and Champions League.
And in recent weeks, the club have suffered a series of defeats, including their 3-0 home defeat to the struggling Liverpool.
“Leicester City is a pretty good side,” said Moyes, who was appointed Everton manager on Wednesday.
“It’s been a while, I’ve never been there.
I’ve had a bit of a change, you’ve got to give the credit to the players.
They’re getting better and better.
But I know there’s nothing wrong with me being honest and telling the truth. “
I know I’m going to be criticised for this, I know the fans have got it.
And he certainly hasn’t been shirking. “
The first thing I’ve said to the manager is I’m happy to do what I need to do and we’ll see how he goes, but I’m confident.”
And he certainly hasn’t been shirking.
Moyes has a reputation for being a combative manager, so it is no surprise that he had his frustrations with the players and his players on display in the first half.
“They’ve got some really good players, they’ve got a fantastic team, I was disappointed when they lost to Liverpool,” he said.
I just felt like they couldn’t cope. “
We had two really good goals, we had a really good goal from Tom Cleverley and we created chances.
A victory over Liverpool will be a welcome boost for Moyes and he will hope his side can bounce back after the disappointing first half, but Everton must hope the defeat to Liverpool was just the start of their woes.”
Then when we got back into it, they got back in a bit, so I was really disappointed.”
A victory over Liverpool will be a welcome boost for Moyes and he will hope his side can bounce back after the disappointing first half, but Everton must hope the defeat to Liverpool was just the start of their woes.