Sam Allardyce slams 'terrible' Everton but questions fans' booing at full-time
Last Updated: 05/05/18 11:54pm
Sam Allardyce took aim at his Everton players - and the club's fans - after the club's disappointing draw with Southampton.
Allardyce's side failed to test Alex McCarthy in the relegation-threatened Saints' net until Tom Davies' deflected strike in the sixth minute of added time.
The manager said this week he had won the hearts and minds of Everton's fans, but was given a difficult reception at half-time and full-time at Goodison Park, with his side booed off on both occasions.
"We weren't playing well," the Everton boss said. "You get boos everywhere you go where you don't play well," he said.
"I thought we were terrible. We couldn't pass to each other but you have to forgive these boys because of how hard they worked to get this club out of trouble but there seems to be no credit for what they have done."
Allardyce took over at Everton with the club facing the realistic prospect of relegation to the second tier, having played in every Premier League season since its inception in 1992.
He added: "There seems to be no recognition for that. That is sad. In terms of the some of the fans, some of the media, and I find it rather sad."