We must cut out mistakes – Schneiderlin
Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin feels Everton are progressing but need to eliminate silly mistakes if they are to move up to the next level.
The Toffees would have had high hopes of taking something from the Vitality Stadium on Sunday but suffered a 3-1 loss to Bournemouth that sees them 11th in the Premier League standings with seven points to their name.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first-half strike meant the Merseysiders went into the break level at 1-1 after Callum Wilson had given the Cherries a 23rd-minute lead.
However, goals by Ryan Fraser and another from Wilson in the second period ensured the points stayed at home.
It was Everton’s second defeat of the campaign after they lost 2-0 to Aston Villa in August and they next welcome Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United to Goodison Park on Saturday.
Schneiderlin is convinced the club is on the up under Marco Silva but confessed there will be no real progression if basic errors continue to be made.
“Everyone can see we are moving forward,” he told Everton TV. “But to make the next step you need to learn quickly from small mistakes.
“We cannot concede three goals like that against Bournemouth, it is not possible if you want to win a game.”
The jury is still out on whether or not Silva is the man to help the club break into the top six and they have picked up just one point away from home this term.
That is a statistic that will have to improve if the blue half of Liverpool is to ever match the red half – a fact not lost on Schneiderlin.
“We have something good to do this season but if we keep losing games like this and not learning, it will be hard to move up the table,” added the Frenchman.