Burnley win piles pressure on Everton boss Koeman

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Everton's poor start to the season continued as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley on Sunday with Irish midfielder Jeff Hendrick grabbing a 21st minute victor.

For Koeman and Everton though, it will be an uncomfortable worldwide break as their fourth defeat of the season leaves them in 16th, and the manner of his team's performance will leave the Dutchman with a lot of questions to answer after another poor display from a team he spent £150m on in the summer to improve.

Everton remain stranded in 16th place, Burnley moved up to sixth, but Koeman said the commitment of his team should spike any debate about whether he should carry on in his role.

Asked if this was his toughest time as a manager after Jeff Hendrick's first-half strike proved decisive, Koeman said: "Being a manager is tough every day".

"I don't get these questions in the past until now", he said. "What I expected was to get more goals from other players around the striker".

Unrest is growing in the stands at Goodison Park, with the pressure is firmly on the Dutchman to try and turn things around.

"Of course, we can play better on the ball". Not disappointed about the commitment and belief of the players because I think it was totally different.

Hopefully we can play some good football, get the fans behind us and have a good boost going into the worldwide break.

"But OK, we tried everything". They showed how we had to play.

They are a physically strong, well-organised side who are hard to break down so I am expecting a tight game.

The Belgian hit 25 Premier League goals last season, and it's now hard to pick out an Everton player who will get anywhere close to that tally, with Everton desperately needing a striker in January.

"I have experience and I know if you win your life on a daily basis it is different from if you lose".

"It's not nice to get two weeks in an global break on the back of a defeat but that's football".

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