“They are not on the level they need to be”
“They had a holiday of six or seven weeks and I changed it to start the season three days earlier.
“I had planned for Southampton to start the season one week or 10 days earlier on because it is not good that players get six or seven weeks of holiday.
“That is one of the reasons why they are not on the level they need to be.”
And when asked if they would have such a long time off again next summer, Koeman replied: “No, of course not. There is a lot of work going on at Finch Farm, but inside, too, there is a lot of work.”
Koeman was speaking about the major surgery going on to Everton’s training ground as he continues to get his own work done in the transfer market.