Phil Jagielka criticises Everton performance against Bournemouth.

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson in action with Everton's Phil Jagielka

Everton were beaten 1-0 by Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Everton manager Ronald KoemanEverton manager Ronald Koeman

Everton captain Phil Jagielka has criticised their performance in the loss to Bournemouth to the club's official website, saying far too many of their players were below par in the game.

The Blues were beaten 1-0 by Eddie Howe’s team on Saturday afternoon as Junior Stanislas’ strike saw Ronald Koeman consigned to his first league defeat as Everton manager.

It was a very disappointing display from his side, who failed to show the fine form they had so far managed this season.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman and Bournemouth manager Eddie HoweEverton manager Ronald Koeman and Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe

In truth, they were lucky to leave the Vitality Stadium having conceded just one goal as the Cherries threatened to add to their tally throughout.

 Jagielka was not impressed by the performance, explaining his feelings to the club’s official website.

“Far too many of us were below par against Bournemouth,” he said.

“We need to look at ourselves in the mirror if we are to challenge up at the top of the league. We need to make sure we go to places like Bournemouth and put a better display on.”

Everton manager Ronald KoemanEverton manager Ronald Koeman

The Blues will now be keen to bounce back from this poor display in their next Premier League game.

They take on Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Friday evening, their final game before the next international break.

They face tough opposition in Alan Pardew’s team, who have won their last three games in succession, the latest being the 3-2 win over Sunderland on Saturday.

And Jagielka says the game has become massive for his team as they look to return to winning ways.

“We will look at the video and iron out a few things that we did wrong and then move on to Palace,” he added.

“That’s a massive game at home before the international break so it is important we get back to winning ways.”

Everton manager Ronald KoemanEverton manager Ronald Koeman

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