Everton had already lost all hope of qualifying for the last 32 of the Europa League even before hosting Atalanta on Thursday night, but that wasn’t excuse enough to lose the game 5-1(!).
There’s nothing riding on the game but it’s our pride. It’s not nice to lose games and the manner we lost it is very disappointing and upsetting
Wayne Rooney told BT Sport, struggling to find words to describe what exactly happened.
There’s nothing much more to add. We wanted to win the game, we haven’t and that was a hurtful defeat for us
the Toffees captain said.
Getting the goal to make it 2-1, we were back in the game and had a couple of chances to equalise. Sloppy goals, set plays – we knew they were strong from set-pieces and we didn’t deal with them
the former England international also said. Last, talking about David Unswoth, Everton’s caretaker manager ever since Ronald Koeman was fired, Rooney seemed to have a positive opinion of him.
There has been a change of manager and I think it’s been a popular change in terms of performances, tonight aside. It’s the board’s decision. Since David Unsworth has come in there’s been a great atmosphere among the players, some positive results and the players are enjoying day-to-day training. The board have got a decision to make and I’m sure they’re working on it
Rooney’s comment was.