|Job||xxxx Football Coach|
|Club as Coach||Everton FC|
2017 10 15 Retrieve
[Silva praises Watford’s late show as Cleverley goal downs Arsenal] The first half we were shy in some moments. I think we played for 10 or 15 minutes like I wanted us to. We started well but then we gave away the ball too easily – we started to play without confidence.
I didn’t like the last 10 minutes of the first half. We spoke well in half-time, I showed our players the plan, what they needed to do. We needed to play without being scared. Even against big teams like Arsenal, who have a lot of quality, you need a lot of quality as well. I think our second half was then really good.
2018 07 20 Retrieve
[Everton coach Marco Silva assures Oumar Niasse is in my plan] Of course, Oumar Niasse is in our plans. I understand the question as well, we need to understand his football. He is a player who can give different things than the other players we have in this position.
He is different than all the others when you look at Cenk and at the other boy Dominic Calvert-Lewin – Oumar Niasse is completely different and in some moments, like this evening in the second-half, or when he starts games, he will give different things to the others.
It is a matter of my decision, in the right moments of the game
2018 10 21 Retrieve
[Everton squad depth delights Silva after Crystal Palace win] That’s football, it’s our job not just to name the starting XI but during the match as well. I’m really happy for them. Cenk has come on in the last two home games and scored two important goals, for us and for him as well.
I was pleased for Dominic and Lookman because they created the first goal and are working really hard as well to get into the starting XI. It’s important for us, now we have solutions on the bench to solve some problems during the match. We were too slow in the first half, but we pushed them back in the second half. They missed the penalty, a good save, but in the end I think we deserved the three points
[Silva also praised goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for saving Luka Milivojevic’s penalty at the start of the second half] Jordan Pickford has the quality to play at a higher level, like he’s playing now, helping us and the national team as well. That moment was decisive and important. He is there to help the team and at that moment he helped
2019 01 30 Retrieve
[Pickford showed why he is England No 1] The main thing was to win, to do everything to get the three points and to give a big answer to ourselves and our fans. Three points away from home and a clean sheet was important to boost our confidence. It was difficult with 10 men, having played a game on Saturday. They had 10 days to prepare. It was well deserved for our players. One free-kick, one header, but they didn’t create anything more. Jordan did well in those two moments
2019 02 06 Retrieve
[Under-pressure Everton boss Silva says does not fear for his job] Feeling secure is something I have felt since the first day I arrived here. It’s normal [meeting Moshiri face to face]. When we have the possibility to meet, we do; when not, we speak on the phone.
When you are winning games in a row, normally what the people say about you is good. And when you are not doing what you would expect, it’s normal, this type of situation. But for Everton, it is not new, this type of situation. For the last three seasons here at Everton, almost every month, it’s something which is not new
[The manager has handed increased roles to Jonjoe Kenny, Tom Davies, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ademola Lookman this season, while 21-year-old Richarlison has started 23 matches since arriving from Watford in a deal worth up to £50million] You cannot achieve your goal just with young players. We have to see them growing in a stable, mature squad. I believe in our squad, I believe in what we are doing and I believe in our young players also
We took one decision at the start of the season and in the January market also. We didn’t go in the market because we took a decision and now is not the moment to go in a different way
Everyone thinks about Everton spending a lot of money but if you look at last season you can see how different it is to this season. The club spent more than double last season [compared to this season] and in the January market signed two new players. This season we did it differently
We took a decision as a football club and the manager is always involved. We took it together and we are together in this project. Football will always be about the results because if you are winning and taking good results you are not asking me about the young players
2019 02 20 Retrieve
[Everton want permanent Kurt Zouma deal] Let’s see what we can do or not in the future. But it’s also about his opinion, about his future. But we are really happy with him
2019 02 26 Retrieve
[Silva backs Sigurdsson to star in derby against Liverpool] All of you are seeing a different Sigurdsson this season. You will see, in the next match against Liverpool, Gylfi playing with more confidence
[Silva now wants the victory over Cardiff] We hope this is a turning point in our season. We have missed consistency in our team. It was important tonight that we won the game to give us the confidence. Sunday, we will be at home with our fans
2019 09 28 Retrieve
[Marco Silva on Theo Walcott who suffers a head injury] He was knocked out. He went to hospital and had a scan…. Now he’s in the dressing room taking a shower, and he’ll go home to rest
2019 11 03 Retrieve
[Everton head coach Marco Silva on horrific moment when Andre Gomes’ season ended] It is really tough for us to talk about what has happened on the pitch. What I want to tell you, all of us love football and we play for our fans and I am 100 per cent sure they didn’t like what they saw this afternoon
In the second half, so many moments to stop the game. The penalty from Dele Alli was three minutes to decide. They have to be more clear. Our fans saw their team lose the game last week with one penalty coming from nowhere and this afternoon is completely the opposite
It was not just the Dele Alli situation. I saw all the moments and I have opinions on all of them. How it is possible to take three minutes to decide? Me, the club, we respect the referees, tough job, and we respect the VAR as well. I know they want the best but it is up to them to decide
2019 11 04 Retrieve
[Everton manager Marco Silva stressed he didn’t think Son meant to hurt Andre Gomes and that the club will do all they can to support their midfielder] I saw the challenge live and nothing more. I cannot talk to you about the tackle, the incident, other things that happened.
Andre has gone to hospital. The medical staff are taking control of everything and they will have more information. It is better we wait until it is a little bit more clear.
Of course, it is a bad moment for us as a group and as a team. Of course, it is more than a football game. But now we will support Andre and his family.
My opinion will not change anything, I have to be fair with Son, it was a strong tackle, but I am 100 per cent sure when Son did that, he did not do it with intention to do something bad to Andre.
We are talking about two fantastic football players, for sure he did not mean to make something bad to Andre Gomes
2019 11 23 Retrieve
[Everton boss Silva says Kean needs time to adapt like Fabinho did] Kean needs time to adapt like Fabinho did. We have to look for him and all the games we have played, and he has played. He has some starts in the Premier League, some in the EFL Cup, you are not talking about a player who didn’t play at all. You have many examples of players with more experience than him coming to the Premier League and [at first] they didn’t play
I think you have an example not really far, Fabinho, a player more experienced, a big amount of money, first six months, he didn’t play. Most of the games he was in the stands. He’s not the only example, I can give more, but the most important thing for Moise is to keep teaching him, for him to adapt as fast as he can. Moise has all the support here. He has all the support from me, his team-mates. What is the most important thing is what I speak to him directly
2020 06 09 Retrieve
[Marco Silva claims to be unaware of whether any bid from Barcelona for Richarlison] I don’t know if it was true or not, you know how it is with rumours in football. When the market is coming, then you start to see the names of clubs for your best players. I don’t know if it was true or not but what I do know is that when I was in charge of the player he was always really focused on Everton Football Club in that period, and he is the same now. If big clubs come for him in the future it will not distract him because he likes the club and the way everyone welcomed him.
He has to prove his quality and keep improving. I did everything to get him to the Premier League when he was in Brazil, to come to Watford. I was not sure that he would make an impact so fast but I was sure about his skills. What he gets now depends on himself because with his skills, being so young, he has already been in the national team of Brazil with the quality that they have, for them to choose him is a fantastic step. He needs to keep working hard at Everton and achieve important things. Everton won’t be thinking of selling him and it will be difficult for a club if they want to buy a player like Richarlison.