Ronald Koeman Takes Blame For Everton's Loss

Should Jose Mourinho and Lukaku be also expecting to earn all three points and three goals on Sunday?

Five days after losing 3-0 at home to Tottenham, Everton lost 3-0 again to Atalanta in the Europa League.

There is no better definition for crisis than what is happening to the Toffees.

Manager, Ronald Koeman has however taken responsibility, saying he is responsible for the defeats.

The team’s performance has been quite uninspiring and prompted plenty of boos from Everton fans who had traveled to the Mapei Stadium.

When asked in his post-match news conference if he shared the supporters' anger, the Dutchman said: "Yes of course. I'm really sorry for the fans.

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"It's a big lesson today,'' he said. "I thought it was happening after the third goal against Tottenham, but okay - I need to ask myself the question, what I did wrong.

"Because what I saw on the pitch was a big difference between Atalanta and Everton in belief and confidence, and also in aggression and passion.

"You can be poor on the ball, like we were in the first half, make many mistakes. The pitch was not the best, but it was the same problem for Atalanta.

"But they showed to us really the passion you need to have and show when you play football.

"So that's a question to myself, what I did wrong.

"It's easy to criticise the players, the team, and individual mistakes, but finally, the team was not prepared judging by what I saw in the first half.''

Koeman also posted a message on Instagram, in which he said: "A really poor first half in all aspects, without the right attitude and I am responsible.''

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