Marco Silva admitted that December was a tough month for his Everton side as they managed only one win in seven Premier League games.
The Toffees lost four of those seven fixtures including a humiliating 6-2 defeat to Spurs in front of their own fans at Goodison Park.
Silva said his team must focus on improving between now and the end of the season.
“Our goal for the second half of the season is to do better than in the first. I want more and our players want more,” Silva told a pre-match press conference today.
Everton are at home to Bournemouth this weekend. The teams drew 2-2 at the Vitality Stadium in August in a game where both Richarlison and Adam Smith received their marching orders.
“The table is really tight at the moment. We know why we didn’t get the points last time.
“It was a tough December for us. Four matches in 10 days. Leicester wasn’t a good game. They scored from our mistake. We couldn’t score from our chances. We lost but it is in the past and we need to look forward.” Silva added.
Everton and Bournemouth are both on 27 points in the league table with Silva’s team just ahead of The Cherries on goal difference.