The veteran midfielder admits that the spirit at Finch Farm was fine but that the team lost its way in the last couple of years.
Though he hasn't met new manager Ronald Koeman, Osman agrees that he is a good appointment and that, on the basis of his success as a player alone, he will command respect from the Everton squad.
“(Under Roberto) it was pleasant, it was good," Osman told BBC Merseyside. "There was always a good atmosphere, and we always enjoyed coming to training.
That first season was fantastic, when the feeling was good and we were winning games, but we lost our way a bit in the next two seasons.
“It was disappointing, and the way things developed was probably right. We needed to look for a new manager and that's what we did.”
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2 Posted 06/07/2016 at 07:44:07
3 Posted 06/07/2016 at 08:13:49
4 Posted 06/07/2016 at 08:30:30
6 Posted 06/07/2016 at 13:02:04
Hopefully the chemistry is now right and we can move on to some glory days. The youth system is in great shape and this can only bode well for the future. The right players bought in now can offer quality and experience for the future of the club.
8 Posted 06/07/2016 at 14:16:06
So there wouldn't really be any consequences? And why would he be expected to meet 'new manager Ronald Koeman'?
9 Posted 06/07/2016 at 14:19:21
10 Posted 06/07/2016 at 14:51:28
Spot on. If any of those imbeciles were happy with the dross they put out weekly, then they all need shipping out! Then again, if we were paid a fortune to churn out the unfit shit we had to endure and not have any pressure on us, we'd be happy.
Disgraceful observations from Osman for which alone I am glad he's been fucked off!
11 Posted 06/07/2016 at 21:25:52
Same the world over, do your fuckin' job and stop pissin' and moanin'
With that article I lost a bit of respect of olde Ozzie
12 Posted 07/07/2016 at 08:41:34
I used to rate Ossie and even bought his book. He was never a top top player but a good pro that on his day could score a vital goal or get an assist.
But these comments are useless and damning. And I've lost some respect for him too.
13 Posted 07/07/2016 at 12:58:06
Reading between the lines here tells us what we already knew. He was too nice to the players and the players slacked.
14 Posted 07/07/2016 at 13:18:22
15 Posted 07/07/2016 at 13:33:18
17 Posted 07/07/2016 at 19:00:45
I must've missed something there because the last two seasons were shite. The man dragged the club backwards culminating in some of the worst performances in the club's history. Arsenal home. The Red Shite, Sunderland and Leicester away games being particular favourites. Disgraceful.
We're lucky Moshiri is on board because, if that fucking nutcase Kenwright had his way, he'd still be manager oh yes, think of that. What a manager, hey, Bill. As for Osman, I find his comments strange... because there was nothing pleasant or nice about it
18 Posted 08/07/2016 at 00:27:11
Sorry, Ossie, but you've just dropped down the respect table faster than we fell down the Premier League!!!
19 Posted 08/07/2016 at 09:44:45
He's on the radio talking about a fellow professional and hoping to find a contract somewhere. There's no point in him laying into anybody in the game because that's not going to impress potential employers.
So he's admitting in the nicest possible way that it went tits-up, whilst also maintaining that Martinez is a nice guy. That's an opinion I think most of us share.
21 Posted 08/07/2016 at 10:34:34
22 Posted 08/07/2016 at 11:22:05
23 Posted 08/07/2016 at 11:24:11
24 Posted 08/07/2016 at 11:27:51
You could actually say that Ossie was being a bit cute there. All fine at Finch Farm, loved training etc. Leaves unsaid what was felt about playing at GP and elsewhere. Maybe not so much of a numpty after all.
25 Posted 08/07/2016 at 19:09:13
26 Posted 08/07/2016 at 19:23:33
I still blame Ossie for everything though.
27 Posted 08/07/2016 at 19:42:47
Get it? Over the top comments by those BREXIT supporters..
Come on guys, he doesn't deserve the moaning and bitterness.. He was a good servant to our club, we know RM lost it and it all became complacent. No harsh words for those in training when bollockings were in order. Way too pleasant but that's not Osman's fault.
28 Posted 08/07/2016 at 19:54:13
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31 Posted 09/07/2016 at 01:26:41
What do you mean by "let go of"? They were under contract, you can't just cancel the contract. The only way to get rid of them is to sell them, and the player has to agree to a contract at that location. Who was bidding for an injured Hibbert, old Osman and old Howard?
32 Posted 09/07/2016 at 11:02:43
33 Posted 09/07/2016 at 18:13:47
34 Posted 10/07/2016 at 13:13:31
I'm sure we all wish that he had thrown a few teacups around the dressing room and dented a few bloated egos... I'm certain Moyes would have done. So, I can personally see where Ossie is coming from.
On the subject of Ossie, decent little footballer and great servant to the club. An extra stone and another yard of pace and he would have been a top player.
37 Posted 13/07/2016 at 00:42:20
He never could shield the ball but lost it like a baby boy. He had some good days for us but not enough.
38 Posted 19/07/2016 at 16:32:58
But, like all of the first team squad under Martinez, he lacked fitness. We have let Ossie go and got Rhino as our reserve team coach? Ooooops.
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