Everton boss Marco Silva has hit out at his defenders and says they need to improve or they will be out of the side. Championship strugglers Millwall knocked out Everton in Saturday’s fourth-round win despite the fact Silva had taken a near full strength side to The Den.
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Silva fired a warning to his players that he will not continue to tolerate such sub-standard defending, with the Toffees leaking all three goals from set-pieces.
“We have been working together the past six months and we have to achieve things faster,” said Silva. “When you are winning games and scoring goals there is no reason to give away free-kicks. “With the players we have, you cannot permit these types of situations. You are playing for a big club at a high level.”
Silva will be expecting his side to improve greatly when they travel to bottom club Huddersfield on Tuesday night.