With vocal displeasure from the travelling faithful following Everton’s 1-1 draw with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium at the weekend, fans usually aren’t any more forgiving when it comes to comments on social media.
With tensions high as our season turns into a damp squib even if the consensus is Sam Allardyce has achieved exactly what he was brought into do – avoid relegation. Style of play, away form and the flat nature of performance has already begun grating on the fans.
With Morgan Schneiderlin’s more recent form it probably wasn’t the best idea to roll him out as one of the players to conduct after match interviews following Swansea. Those who want to read his words in full can, on the below link.
? | “I'm happy with my form. I’ve always been confident in my qualities and I have great support from people around me, including my teammates."@SchneiderlinMo4 on being back in the #EFC XI ? https://t.co/huysl6DYBN pic.twitter.com/zdKOpm0hDe
— Everton (@Everton) April 15, 2018
Suffice to say Schneiderlin commented that he felt that the showing in Wales proved the side had the ‘intensity and desire’ to finish the campaign on a high.
Whatever anyone thinks, the Frenchman was one of the better performers when you look at the numbers – he had a 93% pass completion rate after making 53 of his 57 successfully and he had a 100% record when it came to finding an Everton man in the other half of the pitch.
“We wanted to win the ball but sometimes it’s not enough to want, you have to show a bit more quality. We have to respect everyone at the Club. We can’t relax because we are safe because that was not the target at the start of the season, it’s not the target now. We want to finish the season as well as possible and win games. We have a lot of desire so it’s up to us to finish strongly. When you are 1-0 up away from home you are disappointed not to win the game but Swansea are fighting for their lives. They’ve had some very good results at home so a draw is not that bad even if we wanted to win.”
He also commented that he was confident in his own abilities and he felt that his last two showings were pleasing from his perspective as he looks to regain the form he started showed when he first arrived at the club from Manchester United and began settling in.
There were a few things fans took issue with, although the Frenchman did have some support in his words.
In fairness Morgan's form has improved and he did play well against the Swans. May it continue.
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) April 16, 2018
He’s improved massively last few games for sure
— Tosun Pasa??⚽️ (@CenkTxsun) April 15, 2018
I believe he has got qualities, he has shown that last season but he also stands out when he's not in best form which fans pick up on more than most other players.
— Baz (@BazHogg) April 15, 2018
Getting better, but no way near yet and not just you
— paul frodsham (@frodj10) April 15, 2018
Been better last few games just need to keep doing it consistently
— Sam (@EFC_SAM1999) April 15, 2018
Others were less forgiving.
Morgan when you joined us you played like a rolls Royce with https://t.co/9ed1IaF9h6 you play like a Citroën 2cv.with no effort. Show effort
— Stephen Baines (@ravengangrel) April 16, 2018
@SchneiderlinMo4 you got sent home by Unsy for not trying hard enough in training. Get out my club.
— Sam Cartwright (@samcartwright19) April 15, 2018
Comedy gold this
— mark jones (@markyj1878) April 15, 2018
Got to be a wind up this.
— Chris Mitchell (@mabsitchell) April 15, 2018
One of the worst players I have seen at Everton In 50years.Becasue of him I have stopped going will not go back till him & the two sam's have gone
— joe (@overtooyou) April 15, 2018
It's like we're living in the twilight zone now.
— M (@BlueHerts78) April 15, 2018
Club and Player are fully aware of fan opinion on this subject and yet fan the flames by putting this on social media like a massive two fingers up to its supporters.
— Alan Tyrer (@digmoorsec) April 15, 2018
you have qualities, you just don't care about showing them. Play with some pride and passion ,that;s all we ask.
— Stuart Dalton (@stuie1963) April 15, 2018
April fools was two weeks ago mate
— Viktor Boskovic (@ViktorBoskovic) April 15, 2018
Has to be a wind up.
— Steve Kirkham (@stevekirkham66) April 15, 2018
Who let the trolls into the Everton media department. Far out.
— Syzlak (@Syzlak_) April 15, 2018
Hahaha…..the club are just trolling us now.
— Wes Cartlidge (@wescart_) April 15, 2018
Get Tom Davies back on I say, much better player
— JA\CK (@FallOutBlink182) April 15, 2018
I like tom, our only midfielder who wants to attack
— Sam (@EFC_SAM1999) April 15, 2018