Everton’s disappointing start to the season continued on Thursday evening, as they went down 3-0 to Atalanta away from home.
The Toffees lost badly to Serie A outfit Atalanta in Italy in their opening Europa League Group E game.
The defeat followed Ronald Koeman’s side’s 3-0 loss at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park in the Premier League.
The performance of Everton against Atalanta was hugely disappointing, especially at the back, as they conceded all three goals in the opening 45 minutes.
.@btsportfootball Feel sorry for the Everton fans who made the trip to Italy... That was an absolute embarrassment!!! 3-0 Atalanta— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) September 14, 2017
.@btsportfootball Koeman "Atalanta more aggression, more passion"... Gutless performance from Everton... but very truthful from Koeman— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) September 14, 2017
Ok RK & fitness coach said last year pre-season wasn't ideal as they never planned it. Reason lads unfit.— Michael Ball (@bally03) September 14, 2017
What's the excuse this year?
Do RK & board see the bigger picture?— Michael Ball (@bally03) September 14, 2017
£150M Started season unfit & no LCB no cover LB no LW & no Striker!
What do u expect? EFFORT FFS
RK had moaned about lack of productivity last year from the players.— Michael Ball (@bally03) September 14, 2017
After £150M of new signings who's fault in lack productivity is it?
Over the course of the 90 minutes on Thursday evening, visitors Everton had 49% of the possession, took 13 shots of which three were on target, and earned two corners, according to BBC Sport.
Everton will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they take on Manchester United away from home at Old Trafford in the Premier League.