Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has been quoted by ESPN suggesting that it’s more important for the team to create a winning mentality than sign players.
Barry has explained that he feels the frustration of fans in terms of a lack of new players coming into the club, as some of the side’s rivals have spent freely in the transfer market to improve their squads.
There is plenty of time left for the Toffees to still improve their squad this summer, but Barry has suggested that the side needs to focus on positive performances, winning games and accumulating points.
“It is always hard to be patient being a fan. You want players joining your club to excite you and give you something different to look at,” Barry was quoted by ESPN.
“Every club does things differently and that means leaving business till late then that is the way Everton do it.”
“Other clubs have strengthened really well and spent a lot of money so we are up against quality teams but it is about getting momentum and that comes from winning games.”
Improvements are needed from the first game against Watford where the side looked a little off the pace against a team that was very determined to have an impact having just been promoted from the Championship.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez needs to try and get some confidence into his players, keeping them moving in the right direction over the last couple of weeks of the window.
If new players arrive then Martinez will explore those opportunities, but it’s arguably more important that he works hard to keep players like John Stones at the football club, which will give the Toffees a much better chance of being consistent over an extended period.