Sport Allardyce 'hugely disappointed' with the professionalism of Everton players

02:45  14 january  2018
02:45  14 january  2018 Source:   Goal.com

Everton threw in the towel – Allardyce slams display in Tottenham hammering

  Everton threw in the towel – Allardyce slams display in Tottenham hammering Tottenham ran out comprehensive 4-0 winners over Everton and Sam Allardyce blasted his team's lack of professionalism.Everton manager Sam Allardyce accused his outfield players of throwing in the towel during Saturday's 4-0 hammering at Tottenham.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce accused his outfield players of throwing in the towel during Saturday's 4-0 hammering at Tottenham. I'm hugely disappointed with the professionalism of my players .

Sam Allardyce ' hugely disappointed ' in professionalism of Everton players as he fumes at Tottenham thrashing: 'I think it's really out of order'. Allardyce felt Cenk Tosun played well and hopes he can produce more goals.

  Allardyce 'hugely disappointed' with the professionalism of Everton players © Press Association Everton manager Sam Allardyce accused his outfield players of throwing in the towel during Saturday's 4-0 hammering at Tottenham.

The Toffees gave a decent account of themselves in the first half and created enough to go into the break level after Son Heung-min's opener in the 26th minute gave Spurs the lead.

Harry Kane then netted Spurs' second right after the interval and Allardyce believed that to be "the killer", before the England star added another just prior to the hour mark and Christian Eriksen wrapped things up late on.

Although Spurs produced a commanding performance at Wembley in the Premier League clash, Allardyce felt that Everton aided their victory by giving up, suggesting that only goalkeeper Jordan Pickford played to his usual level.

Allardyce insists Garbutt can salvage his Everton career

  Allardyce insists Garbutt can salvage his Everton career Everton boss Sam Allardyce has claimed that the door is not yet shut on Luke Garbutt resurrecting his Everton career. The 24-year old left-back was once considering Leighton Baines’ successor when he first broke into Everton’s first-team, but several difficult loan spells later and Garbutt’s career with the Toffees’ is on a knife-edge. However Allardyce says that he will use the time between now and the end of the transfer window – when revised squad lists must be submitted – to assess Garbutt. Garbutt was left out of the Blues’ Premier League squad for the first half of the season, and is currently training with the club’s Under-23s. Talking about Garbutt’s situation, Allardyce said; “On my understanding he wasn’t included in the 25 man squad at the start of the season, he hasn’t been training with us for that period.” “My first assessment of the team has to be of that first 25 players selected in that squad and trying to get down to all the other professionals at the club.” “So that process is still ongoing because of all the games we’ve played over Christmas. We have until the end of January to look at players who haven’t been named in that squad and find whether they have the desire or determination to show myself and the coaching staff that they are, one, willing to fight to get in the squad and, two, maybe for a chance in the first-team.” Allardyce is said to be targeting a left-sided defender this month, where he is exceptionally light. Leighton Baines is the only senior left-back in the squad, with usual right-back Cuco Martina filling in with the former out injured.

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Speaking to BT Sport , Allardyce said: "I think we thought the second goal was offside, I think the same with Wayne's [Rooney, who had a goal disallowed for offside] – just.

"When the second went in, that was the killer, but it doesn't allow us to throw the towel in for me.

"Too many of our players just decided not to defend anymore when Tottenham had the ball.

Cenk Tosun with a football ball © Provided by Goal.com

"But for Jordan Pickford it would have been more. I'm hugely disappointed with the professionalism of my players.

"It was probably what was apparent before I got here and I've got to cut it out, and cut it out starting tomorrow.

"I think we're lacking in our physical abilities. We haven't got a lot of pace in the side.

"Tottenham are capable of scoring a lot of goals against anybody, but certainly they should have had to work a lot harder than they did."

One player who would certainly add pace to the team is Arsenal forward Theo Walcott and Everton are interested in signing him, but Allardyce is awaiting updates from the club

"I don't know at the moment," Allardyce said. "I will have to see tonight or tomorrow [Sunday] what the situation is."

Everton sit ninth in the league and return to action against West Brom next Saturday.

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Allardyce considering Antonio bid .
Sam Allardyce is considering making a move for West Ham forward Michail Antonio this month, according to the Mirror. Allardyce is known to be in the market for offensive reinforcements this month, having already signed Cenk Tosun from Besiktas and with a deal for Theo Walcott in the pipeline. The former West Ham manager has acknowledged that his side need an injection of pace, and Antonio would certainly bring that, as well as raw strength and another goal threat for the Toffees. Antonio signed a new deal with the Hammers last May, and the club may be hesitant to sanction a sale of one of their star assets. However, Everton believe that £20million would be enough to pry the former Sheffield Wednesday man away from London. Antonio has missed much of this season through injury, but he is expected to return soon. He was top goalscorer in the Premier League for the Hammers last season with nine goals.

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