Sigurdsson: Things aren't clicking but we're determined to start winning

Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 0comments  |  Jump to last

Gyfli Sigurdsson admits that things have not gone according to plan for him at Everton since his big-money move from Swansea City but he believes things will come right for the Blues with a couple of wins.

The Icelandic international went from the highs of helping his country qualify for the World Cup Finals for the first time in their history to the disappointment of a scraped 1-1 draw at Brighton at the weekend which has left the Blues languishing in 16th place in the Premier League table with just two wins from eight games.

Sigurdsson scored a spectacular equaliser in Split that secured Everton's qualification for the group stage of the Europa League but has yet to register either an assist or goal in league action since leaving the Liberty Stadium in a £45m deal in August.

He says that the team's struggles are mirrored by individual displays but he feels all the team needs is a boost in confidence.

“It is not going as I hoped,” Sigurdsson says in the Daily Star. “No, of course not. For the team as well. Personally and collectively we are just off our best.

“That is reflecting in individual performances. But it's small margins. I don't think we're a mile off getting results.

“A couple of scruffy wins would bring some confidence to the team and that's sometimes all you need.

“The next game [against Lyon] is the most important one. We just need to win. Once we do that the confidence will come back into the team and things will become a bit easier for us.

“We just have to work our way through this. We are not scoring enough goals and we are conceding too many. I don't think we are too far away but things just aren't clicking.

“We're all more than determined to turn it around. We have some big players.”

His team-mate and fellow new arrival, Jordan Pickford, was similarly upbeat following the game at Brighton that saw Wayne Rooney salvage a point eight minutes after Anthony Knockaert looked to have handed the Seagulls all three points.

“We just didn't get the finishing touch, really," the goalkeeper told evertonfc.com. "We have played well as a group and we are only moving forward. We'll take positives from it.

“We wanted three points but the main thing is we haven't lost. We can take confidence going into the next game."