We need to ask some serious questions of ourselves, says Everton defender Coleman
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Seamus Coleman slammed the performance of his Everton teammates and believes “some series questions” need to be asked after the 3-0 defeat away to Wolves

The Blues remain in the bottom half of the table and their European hopes are all but over, however, the performance left Coleman questioning the “attitude and desire” of the team. 

Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who started positively after the restart of the Premier League, are now winless in their last three games and they were second best all over the pitch on Sunday afternoon.

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We need to ask some serious questions of ourselves

Any hopes of qualifying for Europe next season has been extinguished after another disappointing performance left Everton in the bottom half of the table. 

Ancelotti opted for a different formation against Wolves, but it was apparent from the early stages that the Blues weren’t comfortable and their opponents created chance after chance during the 90 minutes. 

Three goals were conceded at Molineux, but it could’ve quite easily been more. Coleman gave a damning verdict on the desire of his teammates in the game and said the team "can't keep hiding behind managers" anymore.

"It was shocking, really, really bad," Coleman told Sky Sports. No hiding places. They were better all over the pitch. 

"We need to ask some serious questions of ourselves. We can all play bad, misplace passes but when the attitude isn't there and the desire isn't there. We got beaten by the better team. 

"Maybe we're not where we think are - we're 11th in the table for a reason. As individuals and as a club we expect better. We need to dig in - myself included - as that won't be good enough for this manager. And is most certainly not good enough for this football club with the way I've been brought up through this football club. 

"Quality-wise we've got good players but the attitude and desire wasn't there today. We need to have more commitment on daily basis and really come together. 

"That won't be good enough for this manager. If we're not giving our all then that will be that, see you later. He's not going to put up with performances like this. As a team we need to be better. And ask ourselves if we're good enough to play for this football club. 

"He's a top manager. We can't keep hiding behind managers. We've hid behind managers for long enough." 

Everton will play at home to Aston Villa on Thursday evening before travelling to Sheffield United on Monday and then welcoming Bournemouth to Goodison Park on the final day of the season. 

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