Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Everton striker Marcus Bent has warned defender Michael Keane that his mistakes could cost him his place in Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees side.
The England centre-back has started all-but three games in the Premier League, but has been guilty of making some costly errors in recent weeks.
£65,000-a-week man Keane was caught out of position for Michy Batshuayi’s late equaliser during the draw with Crystal Palace earlier this month, which cost his side two points, although worse was yet to come in the draw with Tottenham.
His early misplaced header allowed Harry Kane to put Spurs ahead before Keane was involved in a mix-up with Mason Holgate which saw the England captain hammer home and rescue a point.
Keane has performed consistently under Carlo Ancelotti, epitomised by the fact he’s played more minutes than any other Everton player in the Premier League, but Bent told Football FanCast his place could come under threat.
“You’ve got Holgate, Mina and Godfrey. He’s good enough, but if he keeps making mistakes and isn’t consistent then those players will come in and take his place.
“We’ve got a good squad of young players and experienced, too.”