‘Public park’ – Ex-PL midfielder makes Everton stadium comparison after Arsenal defeat

Former Premier League midfielder turned pundit Jermaine Jenas. (Picture: Julian Finney)

Former Premier League midfielder turned pundit Jermaine Jenas in contrast Goodison Park to a ‘public park’ after Everton fell to a 1-0 defeat towards Arsenal on Sunday.

Leandro Trossard’s second-half strike was sufficient to assert all three factors. Sean Dyche’s workforce managed a shock victory final season in the identical fixture, however the residence facet didn’t land a glove on Mikel Arteta’s outfit this time.

Talking on Match of the Day 2, former Newcastle midfielder Jenas critiqued Everton’s efficiency, claiming that they’re lacking a real goalscorer, in addition to occurring to say that they lacked that true Goodison ambiance to threaten Arteta’s facet.

“The most important drawback they’ve had over the course of these video games is they’ll’t rating objectives” Jenas claimed. “Targets don’t come to Everton simply, I believe in the event you go over time when Leon [Osman] was enjoying and once I was going there with Newcastle and Tottenham, they at all times had a high striker scoring objectives – whether or not it was [Louis] Saha, or [Romelu] Lukaku when he was there.

“They haven’t had that for a variety of years now, and that’s one factor. At present, they lacked the largest factor that they’ve at all times had which is the power to get that crowd up. It was like a public park, I’ve by no means heard Goodison Park so quiet ever.”

Gary Neville commented one thing related, claiming that followers are feeding off ‘scraps’ versus years passed by the place the entire stadium could be up in arms and on high of the opposition.

That’s now 4 defeats in 5 video games for Dyche’s facet who sit in 18th place, surrounded by the three promoted golf equipment and Wolves on the backside of the desk.

Though, it should be stated that their season shouldn’t be going to be outlined by video games towards the highest six golf equipment but it surely’s nonetheless one other defeat and one other sport with no aim, which is able to fear Everton followers.

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