Pundit hits out at Everton’s “excuses” for poor run

Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys is not accepting Everton’s “excuses” for their disappointing results.

The club’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri publicly offered his full backing to under-fire manager Ronald Koeman.

The team have picked up just two wins from their seven Premier League games, and in that process have drawn one and lost four.

In Moshiri’s statement, the businessman described the defeat to Burnley as the only “unexpected loss”, suggesting that the team were likely to lose to Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

Keys, who now works as a football anchor on beIN Sports, believes that the Merseyside club should not rely on excuses.

The 60-year-old, who resigned from his job at Sky in 2011 following allegations of sexism, made reference to Burnley’s ability to go five games unbeaten.

After the international break, Koeman’s side will face Brighton away at the Amex Stadium on October 15 before hosting Arsenal at the Emirates.