Everton manager Marco Silva has said the club “has to come first” as pressure grows on his position after a 2-0 loss at home to struggling Norwich City.
The Canaries condemned Silva’s side to their seventh defeat of the season through second-half goals from Todd Cantwell and Dennis Srbeny.
Everton lacked threat throughout, and came closest to scoring when Cenk Tosun’s shot in the second half was turned away by Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul.
“We started to be afraid and that was the problem,” Silva said. “You can never, ever, ever be afraid to play football.”
Everton’s third home loss of the current campaign saw them slip to 15th place, while Norwich, who were bottom of the Premier League at kick-off, moved up to 18th.
A number of fans sang “sacked in the morning” at the end of the game but Silva insists he can only focus on performances.