Deulofeu offers Everton support on Twitter after latest defeat

Former Everton loanee Gerard Deulofeu says that the club need to stay strong after their latest defeat.

Former Everton loanee Gerard Deulofeu has offered his support to the Toffees during what has been a tough opening to the season for the club.

Roberto Martinez's side have won just once in the Premier League at the start of the campaign and also were dumped out of the League Cup in a heavy 3-0 defeat to Swansea City last night leaving questions to be raised of their credentials to repeat last year's fifth placed finish.

Everton earned many admirers in the previous season with their eye-catching football allowing them to challenge for the European spots. 

And one of their key players during that run took to Twitter last night to vocalise his support for his former club. 

Deulofeu was generally used by Martinez as an impact substitute during his time at Goodison Park, but he still made a big impact on Merseyside and many had hoped that they would have been able to convince him to come back this summer.

As it was, the Barcelona youngster, who is regarded as one of the finest prospects to come out of La Masia in recent times, has gone on loan to Sevilla, but he clearly still keeps an eye out for his former club's progress.

He may have appealed for togetherness, but supporters are already growing frustrated with the porous defence that has plagued Everton's season so far.

The club are simply conceding too many goals to be successful, even if their attacking play has continued to be a threat. 

It is something that Martinez will need to solve quickly, otherwise he will run the risk of becoming a victim of his own success.

The side raised expectations last year and, after a big spending summer, a drop in standards will be a major disappointment. 

With just one domestic win during the campaign, the Toffees need to start putting things right and their weekend match against Liverpool would be a good place to start. 

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