There was a sense of relief around Everton in Sam Allardyce’s first few weeks in charge of the club.
The team ended a dismal run that was endured under the guidance of former manager Ronald Koeman.
Allardyce dragged the Toffees out of the relegation zone thanks to an unbeaten run of seven matches since the coach took over in November.
However, recent outings have not been as positive – the Merseyside outfit have suffered four defeats on the bounce in the Premier League.
The results have left them seven points above the relegation zone, and the most recent performance on the pitch was a concerning one for Allardyce.
On Saturday, the Toffees were beaten 4-0 by Tottenham Hotspur, who celebrated another milestone for Harry Kane when the striker surpassed Ted Sheringham’s club record of 97 top-flight goals.
Allardyce has since given a frank assessment about the situation facing him at Everton and claims that there is no room for error.
Sky Sports quotes the manager as saying:
“The honeymoon period is over and the players have got to get back to listening to what we need to do to make sure we don’t get drawn back into the relegation zone. That is exactly what we are doing at the moment. We have faced facts that we can’t hide behind the wonderful run we had without being defeated.
“We have got to realise that we are threatening ourselves with a relegation fight again. That is a fact. We need to make sure we adjust and put that right as quickly as we can by putting points on the board.”