Phil Jagielka discloses what the Everton players have been discussing with each other

The Everton players have been discussing their performance levels recently.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Phil Jagielka has disclosed what the Everton players have been telling each other in training, having been putting in some questionable performances recently.

Jagielka said: “We spend a lot of time together at the training ground so we point out the good bits and the bad bits of a performance with each other. It is an open group. nobody is hiding or not speaking, everyone speaks to each other. On the journeys down we speak about it and even the foreign lads have good enough English.”

Everton’s form has been very hit and miss recently, with their exceptional attacking play let down by some questionable defending.

They have put in great performances against the likes of Newcastle and Tottenham in the last months, but have also managed to lose to a poor Swansea City, and West Brom - who won 1-0 at the weekend by scoring with their only shot on target.

Because of the lack of consistency shown by the Toffees, there is a belief that their 11th place in the league table is underachieving, and the players and Roberto Martinez have come under pressure recently.

Fans feel the Merseyside club should be pushing for Europe, not struggling in mid-table, and Jagielka has confirmed that the players have held talks amongst themselves to assess their performances.

Everton seem to be making one step forward and then two steps backwards every time they take to the pitch, and Jagielka will be hoping that the discussions amongst the playing squad can prove fruitful in fixing their underlying problems over the coming weeks.

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