"Football is funny," offered pitch veteran Tony Hibbert, a 33-year-old right back who has been an Evertonian since 1991. "It’s hard to figure out why it hasn’t worked for us," the defender added on Sky Sports, noting the club's under-achieving status this season as the Toffees are in unfamiliar territory - a relegation threat due to their 17th place ranking in the division.
Since the opening day of the season, Everton have not had it easy due to fixtures against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United, however, the club have made things harder for themselves by also dropping points at Leicester City and losing to Crystal Palace.
When the domestic football season resumes after the international break, Everton must grab a confidence-boosting win as soon as possible, with a home game against Aston Villa then a trip to Burnley their only Premier League dates in October.
“We haven’t started the way we wanted to, but it will come. We’ll click again," Hibbert asserted.
"The games will come thick and fast again after the international break and we just need to get our confidence back and get going again," said Hibbert. "We just need a win," he reinforced.
"We’re not playing badly. We need to believe in ourselves more because we’ve still got the players we had last season. It’s only a matter of time.
“Hopefully after next weekend we’ll have some of the injured men back and then we’ll kick on.”