Jamie Carragher gives a damning verdict of Everton after Spurs humiliation 3 months ago

Jamie Carragher gives a damning verdict of Everton after Spurs humiliation

"Seamus Coleman - I actually feel sorry for him."

Jamie Carragher believes Everton are in danger of being relegated to the Championship following their 5-0 to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday Night. The Sky Sports pundit also said he feels 'sorry' for Toffees captain Seamus Coleman.

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Following the defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Everton sit 17th in the Premier League. The Toffees have lost four of their five league games since Frank Lampard took charge.

They remain one point above the relegation zone with 13 league games remaining, and Carragher has said their defence is 'Championship level.'

Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher slams Everton's defence.

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Speaking on Monday Night Football, Carragher noted that, unlike Everton teams of the past, the current are "weak and soft."

The former Liverpool defender said the Toffees defence is "Championship level" having conceded 46 goals so far this season - last season Everton conceded 48 goals overall.

"Whenever you see teams who are worst in the league away from home, the first thing that comes to mind is they're weak and soft," Carragher said on Sky Sports.

"That can never be Everton. I said that back four is Championship level but for Everton not to be physical, aggressive, making it tough. That's what Everton have always been even when they've not been at the best.

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"Fundamentally this group of players at this club is so weak now. The lack of athleticism in that Everton team is frightening."

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Carragher on Seamus Coleman.

Carragher also spoke about Everton captain Seamus Coleman. The 33-year-old started on the right of a back three for the Toffees, and Carragher noted that attackers are now outpacing him.

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The Republic of Ireland captain has played for the Toffees since 2009. Carragher said that Everton's poor recruitment has been a factor in the Donegal man suffering in this current side.

Jamie Carragher

"Seamus Coleman - I actually feel sorry for him," Carragher said. "He's been a great full-back for Everton. But right now this is happening far too much, where people are just running in behind him.

"And that goes back to Everton's recruitment, that Seamus Coleman's still playing right now."

Coleman has been a great servant to Everton making 318 Premier League appearances over 14 years at the club.

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However, like the rest of the Toffees team this season, he has endured a difficult campaign. And it could be argued that Carragher's pity is actually worse than criticism.