Gareth Barry admits Everton’s home form is not good enough

The Blues were beaten 2-1 by Swansea City on Sunday.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Gareth Barry has admitted that Everton’s home form is nowhere near where it should be.

The Blues have been disappointing at Goodison Park so far this season, only having managed three victories at home all season but losing five.

That continued on Sunday, as they lost 2-1 to relegation threatened Swansea City in another performance that drew stern criticism from fans and pundits alike.

And Barry has now admitted that their home form is nowhere near where it should be this season, adding that they are failing to use Goodison Park to boost their performances.

"The results haven't been what they were and the home form is nowhere near what it should be," he told Sky Sports.

"We are not using Goodison Park to how it can be used. The players are aware the fans are frustrated but it is down to us to play through that.”

“Teams are picking up on that and coming here and realising that Everton can be got at in front of their own fans. It is down to us to do something about that and get back to something where we are tough to beat.”

If Everton are to improve their home form in the second half of the campaign, there is one area that needs serious focus, and that is the defence.

The Blues have once again been weak at the back this season, with them having conceded 34 goals in 23 games already, the joint fifth worst record in the division.

That has seriously undercut how impressive they have been going forward, leaving them sitting 12th in the table and needing to turn things around sooner rather than later.

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