Mazzarri | “Thank You For Everything”
After leaving yet another away pitch goalless and pointless, Walter Mazarri cut a disappointed figure as he fulfilled his post-match duties last night.
The 1-0 defeat to Everton was a sixth straight road reverse for the Hornets and their travelling support, and the Italian wanted to thank directly the thousand or so 'Orns who made the tricky Friday night trip.
“Thank you for your support coming here, even on a Friday night,” he said in the tunnel after full-time.
“My team gave everything today. You have always been fantastic this season. I wanted to even offer you a drink tonight. Thank you for everything.”
The Head Coach's free drink was well-received in the concourses before kick-off, but it was the players who could have done with a dose of liquid confidence at Goodison.
It wasn't for lack of will - the sight of Adrian Mariappa pounding the floor in frustration at full-time was testament to that. But as is often the case when times are tough, the Golden Boys just didn't get the rub.
“We deserved at least a draw,” Mazzarri rued.
“We're in a period now where nothing goes in our favour. I want to congratulate our players because they did well.
“The ball just never goes in right now, and this time we lost again. The players played a good game.”
A defeat to the Toffees, in isolation, is no cause for panic according to Mazzarri, who praised the Hornets for pushing Ronald Koeman's men to the final whistle.
“I'm not concerned. I've watched many Everton home games, rarely have another team put them under much pressure.
“They've only lost two games at home.”
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