Marco Silva’s Everton are not having a good season.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has criticised Everton manager Marco Silva in The Sun for his recent comments.

Earlier this month, Everton manager Silva said that the players should motivate themselves and not need anyone to pull them up.

The former Watford and Hull City boss made the comments amid the Toffees’ disappointing run of results and poor form.

Silva told The Guardian: “For me, motivation is like obligation. When you are professional and working in a club like Everton, the obligation is to be motivated, to be focused.

“You can perform well and you can have a fantastic afternoon, and everything comes good to you.”

West Ham vice-chairman Brady does not seem to have been impressed with Silva, and has criticised his comments.

Brady wrote about Silva in The Sun: “The players’ mood going into a game is absolutely the responsibility of the manager.

“Otherwise on match day he might as well lock himself in his office with a bottle of whisky.”

The West Ham vice-chairman added: “Silva says it is the duty of every player to concentrate every second on the field.

“But to put it forward as a contributory cause for a bad run doesn’t exactly win five stars for his reputation.”

Everton struggles

Everton were expected to challenge for the Premier League top six this season, but the Toffees are struggling at the moment.

The Merseyside outfit are ninth in the league table at the moment with 33 points from 27 matches.

There is still time for the Toffees to finish seventh, but they need to put together a run of positive results soon.

Everton will return to action on February 26 when they take on Cardiff City away from home at the Cardiff City Stadium in the Premier League.

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