Koeman – Our teamwork was poor

Manager Ronald Koeman has admitted Everton’s teamwork was not good enough as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.

Everton: Koeman - Our teamwork was poorEverton: Koeman - Our teamwork was poor

The Toffees went into the game in second in the Premier League table but they left the south coast with no points.

Bournemouth’s Junior Stanislas produced a stunning drive to give the Cherries all three points as Koeman tasted defeat with Everton in the league for the first time.

Eddie Howe’s side also hit the post in the first-half and Koeman has conceded that his team played as individuals.

He told reporters: “We have players with good technical quality but they need to work more as a team.

“The difference between the two teams was the pressing of Bournemouth, especially in the first half. That’s where we need to improve. If you start like this, it’s very difficult to turn it. We tried in the second half and it was much better but football is over 90-95 minutes not 45.

“It’s strange after two months if you don’t know the characters of your players. I know what we need. We need more energy on the pitch. The energy was good in the second half but not in the first half.”

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