Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes he can still turn the club’s misfortunes around but admits he knows how it works in football.
The future of the Dutchman hangs in the balance after they lost 5-2 against Arsenal at Goodison Park on Sunday as a result, Everton are now in the bottom three with just eight points.
Reports of his poor performance in managing the team make Koeman the next favourite to be fired from his job after spending heavily on players during the summer transfer window.
“It’s not the moment. I spoke to the players and everybody is so disappointed,” he said.
“It’s how you look at this situation. If you start to think negatively then maybe there is no solution – I am not like that.
“But once again – all the rumours and all the newspapers – but it’s normal.
“I mentioned that last Friday it’s normal. The team is underperforming and the team is in a difficult situation.
“Mentally, our confidence – we are struggling. Ok, that’s what we need to change.
“Personally I still believe that I can change the whole situation but everybody knows how it works in football.”
Koeman added at the end: “Write what you like to write tomorrow.”