Allardyce questions Everton's professionalism

Published on: 14 January 2018

Everton's squad can expect a rough time on the training pitch this week after Sam Allardyce vowed to stamp out any unprofessionalism in their ranks following Saturday's heavy 4-0 defeat at Tottenham.

Goals from Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min ensured an easy day for the hosts, and left Allardyce fuming after the game.

"It's out of order," Allardyce told BT Sport. "[You have to] play your way back into the game and be professional about it. It shocked me. I haven't seen it since I got here. I've got to cut it out, starting tomorrow.

"Tottenham can beat anybody by a lot of goals but they should have had to work a lot harder than they did.

"When you go two goals down after half-time and basically relinquish all the gameplan, Tottenham will cut through you and punish you.

"That is what it was -- a collapse of organisation and professionalism."

Sam Allardyce IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images

Everton failed to register a single shot on target and -- following a strong start under Allardyce -- they are now without a win from their last six matches.

Wayne Rooney thought he had opened the scoring for the Toffees only for his header to be correctly disallowed for offside. Allardyce felt Kane's opening goal could also have been ruled out.

"The disappointing thing for us is, what would the game have finished like had we scored the first goal when Wayne's got disallowed?" Allardyce said.

"Or what would the game have gone like if Harry's goal would have been disallowed -- because I think it's offside looking on the laptop.

"What I can't excuse is out capitulation after we went 2-0 down. But for Jordan Pickford they would have had more goals today and I'm hugely disappointed in the professionalism of my players."

Information from PA Sport was used in this report.

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