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Everton coach Ferguson defends startling substitution of substitute Kean

2019-12-16T07:28:09.463Z

Interim manager Duncan Ferguson of Everton emphasizes that he has no problems with striker Moise Kean after his particularly short raid on Sunday in the away game against Manchester United (1-1).



Interim manager Duncan Ferguson of Everton emphasizes that he has no problems with striker Moise Kean after his particularly short raid on Sunday in the away game against Manchester United (1-1).

Kean came in for Bernard twenty minutes before the end of a 0-1 lead from Everton. More than ten minutes after Mason Greenwood's equalizer, Ferguson decided to switch back the Italian attacker, who was not injured.

"It wasn't because of Kean's game. I just wanted to change someone to take some time," Ferguson explained his choice in conversation with Sky Sports . "I have a lot of attackers on the bench. That's why I decided to take Kean out."

The Everton coach did not exchange a word with his nineteen-year-old Kean, who walked straight to the catacombs with his head bowed and went to the changing rooms.

It was a new downfall for the striker, who made the switch from Juventus for about 30 million euros last summer and cannot yet convince at Everton. He has now played fourteen official duels this season and has not yet scored.

Moise Kean walks with his head bowed towards the catacombs. (Photo: Pro Shots)

Ferguson overjoyed with point at Old Trafford

Everton dragged a point out of the fire against United and seems to have definitely started the way up. Under Ferguson, who succeeded Marco Silva in early December, Everton already won 3-1 against Chelsea last week.

"The boys' game against United was incredibly good," said a proud Ferguson. "Of course we were in the lead for a long time, but I can't complain about this point. The group did a fantastic job."

"United played very strong in the second half, but we were also good at the changeover. If the last pass had been good a bit more often, we could have scored more often. But I think it is really crazy what the boys have shown."

Everton occupies 16th place in the Premier League with a draw of 18 points due to the draw in Manchester. The Ferguson team will play against Arsenal, Burnley and Newcastle United this calendar year.

View the program, the results and the position in the Premier League

Source: nunl

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