Former Everton striker Tony Cottee comments on fan frustration and home form

Tony Cottee

Everton continue to struggle for consistency at Goodison Park.

Tony Cottee has been speaking to Sky Sports News HQ today (10/03/2016) about the struggles at one of his former club.

The former Everton striker was in fact talking about The Toffees, after their recent 3-2 loss to his other former club West Ham.

Everton led the game 2-0 but Romelu Lukaku missed a penalty and West Ham came back to win 3-2 in a shocking capitulation from Everton - who had Kevin Mirallas sent off early on.

In the wake of that result their has been increasing scrutiny surrounding Martinez, as Everton fans lose patience with the Spaniard after an embarrassingly inconsistent season.

Cottee has been echoing those fans frustrations on Sky:

"I think the fans are frustrated. I think everyone is very supportive of Roberto and what he is trying to do at the club. There is a lot of positives that he has done.

"These goals are straight forward defensive errors. Long ball up to the players and they are not dealing with it.

"To be two goals up and throw the game away, missing the penalty, and it is not the first time.

"It's just the frustration. The fans are frustrated and that's what makes Saturday's game a massive match."

Another one of Everton's biggest worries has been their shocking home form.

Only Aston Villa have lost more games at home in the Premier League this season and Cottee has suggested why they have been struggling at Goodison Park:

"I think at home what teams do is they put bodies behind the ball and they ask Everton to come and break them down.

"I think the fans get frustrated because Everton are passing the ball around at the back. Really they want them to get it forward a little bit earlier.

"That's just how the fans are up there, they want attacking football, getting the ball forward quickly. When it slows down it makes it hard."

Everton's home form was key to Martinez's successor David Moyes' good record at the club and for Martinez to get the club back firing he will need to change the clubs poor home form as soon as possible.

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