Everton fans have been left bemused after Sam Allardyce suggested that his team will be more defensive in future.
Allardyce came in at Everton and immediately sparked an improvement in their defensive performances.
However, more recently, the Toffees have struggled to shut teams out.
Everton were beaten 4-0 by Tottenham Hotspur yesterday, as their defence was exposed time after time.
And Allardyce has claimed that he will go back to basis with his approach in future weeks.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “Maybe I have a bit of responsibility by playing too much attacking-minded players and not as many defending-minded players.
“I should have got back to being a bit more boring and a bit less adventurous.”
However, Everton fans are bemused about how defensive Allardyce plans to play, as they already feel he has shown a lack of attacking intent.
Sam Allardyce “Maybe I have a bit of responsibility by playing too much attacking-minded players and not as many defending-minded players.— Tony Scott (@Tony_Scott11) January 13, 2018
“I should have got back to being a bit more boring and a bit less adventurous.” pic.twitter.com/r05pwDWCCV
You can't get any more boring, all you know Sam Allardyce is how to play defence— lee wilson (@leeroy3333) January 14, 2018
Does he mean the attack minded players that had no shots on target AGAIN— dale (@dale_efc) January 13, 2018
Playing to much attacking minded players??.Have i missed something.He needs a balanced side with pace that defends and attacks as a unit.We been shite since Moyes left the club lacks https://t.co/sFGSZLo8kA 1 season under Martinez we been declining.— tony (@tonyf_efc) January 13, 2018
Adventurous !! We didn’t have a shot in target ! God help us— Ian Hemmings (@ianhefc1) January 14, 2018
Adventurous?! Really?! No shots on target again is adventurous? We are going to have more shots if we are less adventurous then?! Or will it be exactly the same, or even worse? Complete rebuild of pretty much everything required, it's an absolute joke.— Jimmy (@jimmyalex77) January 13, 2018
Can't wait for next week against West Brim, 3 defensive midfielders, 0 shots on target and a 0-0 draw! Can't we just end the season now please— Gary Offen (@Bodhi2505) January 13, 2018
He's trolling us.— EvertonIAN (@ianefc1878) January 13, 2018
Everton have struggled to have shots on target recently, yet alone actually find the back of the net.
Everton are now winless in their last six matches across all competitions, which has caused further frustration around Goodison Park.
The Toffees are currently in ninth place in the Premier League table, with their next match coming against struggling West Bromwich Albion.