Seamus Coleman says Everton need to ‘stand up and be counted’ after suffering a 2-1 loss to Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday – on a landmark day for the Donegal man.
Coleman was making his third appearance after missing the best part of a year with a broken leg amnd it was his 250th game overall for the Toffees.
Everton’s fans turned on their players following Saturday’s loss, coming a week after a 1-0 reversal to Watford.
“The fans travel all around the country supporting us and we know what it means to them,” said Coleman.
“They are paying good money and it’s up to us to put in a performance for our home fans and then kick on and try to win away. The important thing is to win games.
“We understand their frustration but we need their support between now and the end of the season. I have no doubts we’ll get it because they’ve been fantastic and it’s up to us as players to make sure we perform.”
Cenk Tosun had Everton in front, only for Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood to turn the tide.
Coleman said: “It’s difficult to understand. Obviously I’m just back in the team myself, this is my first away game since returning from injury but I don’t think any of the lads were thinking anything other than three points.
“You need a positive mindset but when they got their first maybe that’s when we need to stand up and be counted and get the second ourselves but that didn’t happen.”Tags: