Ronald Koeman issues apology after Everton's Europa League defeat to Atalanta

Ronald Koeman issues apology after Everton's Europa League defeat to Atalanta

PredictionThursday is a huge game for Everton and a chance to build some much needed momentum before we travel to face league leaders Man Utd at Old Trafford on Sunday. Given that the other two sides in their group are Apollon Limassol and last season's semi-finalists Lyon, a good start in Italy is essential.

Mohamed Besic joins Morgan Schneiderlin in midfield with Idrissa Gueye handed a rest ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash against Manchester United.

Koeman's substitutions failed to produce a goal, and as the Dutchman said after the game, relayed by Corriere dello Sport: "They gave us a lesson in football".

Rooney, who since returning to Merseyside has retired from worldwide football, is also the highest scorer in United's history and this Sunday returns to the club where he scored a record 253 goals in 559 appearances. "I hope [that happens] before the match and after the match, not during the match". But of course, yesterday night I was really disappointed in the way we lost in the first 45 minutes.

"If we defend like we have the last few games, maybe it's his afternoon". "Lots of good players, a good team, a very hard match for us".




"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", he said.

"After this press conference, I will have a meeting with the players".

"I think he comes [to United] in the right moment, [he is] a good age, a good number of years of experience in different clubs in the Premier League and clearly a player adapted to the Premier League with good friends already in this dressing room. Atalanta showed to us the passion that you have to have when you play football", said Koeman.

That last gasp spot-kick from Ibrahimovic back in April prevented Koeman from becoming the first manager in Premier League history to win three consecutive away games at Old Trafford.

"I think it's enough reasons to be anxious". That said, key players have departed, and Atalanta have made a modest start to this term. "For me, it's probably the best stadium in the country and one of the best squads that has been assembled, so we can hopefully go there and put a performance in".

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