After Everton’s frustrating loss to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby, several Blues players expressed their dissatisfaction with referee Craig Pawson’s decisions, particularly his failure to send off Ibrahima Konate, as relays the LiverpoolEcho. Despite his preference for players not discussing officials after games, Everton manager Sean Dyche understands why members of his squad chose to voice their frustrations.
Dyche acknowledges that when a significant decision like Konate’s goes against a team, players are likely to make their displeasure known. While he respects referees and their challenging roles, he believes some decisions are straightforward, and the collective officiating team should intervene when necessary.
Regarding his initial conversations with Bill Kenwright and the Everton hierarchy, Dyche shared that the process involved open discussions about their beliefs in Everton and how to move the club forward. He highlighted Kenwright’s support and described the discussions as more of a casual exchange of thoughts.
In other news, Arnaut Danjuma, the on-loan Villarreal CF forward, has seen limited game time recently. Despite making only three appearances off the bench in the last four Premier League games, Dyche revealed that Danjuma is training diligently to earn his place in the squad. Dyche emphasized the importance of competitive training sessions and the positive impact it can have on the team’s performance.
The Everton squad remains focused on their upcoming game against West Ham United, and Danjuma’s determination to contribute positively is a testament to their collective drive to excel.