Everton fans react as Ashley Williams opens up on disappointing season

Everton defender and sometimes stand-in captain Ashley Williams, who is earning around £75,000-a-week according to The Mirror, has been speaking to BBC Sport about a disappointing season for him and the club while on international duty with Wales, and Toffees fans have been quick to react to his comments.

The Merseyside outfit spent the majority of the first-half of the campaign towards the relegation zone despite a big summer of spending, with Sam Allardyce’s arrival in November proving to be a catalyst for a change of form that has seen them gradually climb the table.

It hasn’t been a great campaign personally for Williams though, who has often been criticised by the Goodison Park faithful for his displays, and he was also sent off in the 2-1 defeat against Burnley at Turf Moor earlier this month.

Speaking to BBC Sport, the 33-year-old said: “It’s not been great obviously, it’s been well documented.

“It’s not the first time it has happened in my career where you have a bit of season you don’t enjoy so much and things don’t go well.

“It’s just football, it happens and you just get on with it. We are towards the end of the season now.”

Everton supporters have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the quotes, and while one sarcastically said the words were “spoken like a true leader”, another said “get rid, he’s been terrible since day one”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…