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Everton Player Slams Big Sam: ''The Football Was Awful, If It Could Even Be Called Football''

Sam Allardyce lasted six months at Everton and his tactics have been slammed by one of his former players
Sam Allardyce lasted six months at Everton and his tactics have been slammed by one of his former players

An Everton player has stuck the boot in on former boss Sam Allardyce.

"Big Sam" was brought in to the club last season when the club appeared to be sliding down the Premier League and despite stabilizing the club's position, he was never accepted by the club's supporters.

In the summer he was replaced by Marco Silva though some from a results point of view, things don't seem to have improved that much.

One player who has made his feelings about Allardyce quite clear is Nikola Vlasic, the Everton winger who is currently on loan at CSKA Moscow.

Vlasic has taken a swipe at the former England manager's style after he replaced Ronald Koeman at Goodison. 

"The team was terrified by everything, the fans mostly," said Vlasic. "Everything changed after Koeman left. The football played by 'Big Sam' was awful, if it could even be called football.

"This season, Marco Silva plays different, much nicer football, but has not got results," Vlasic told the Croat newspaper Sportske Novosti. "It is true that Everton did not make an expected breakthrough but at least fans now look at the normal football in which the guys, through their actions, are trying to score and win."

The player, who expects to be sold, stated: "Everton paid about £90m on only three players - Richarlison, Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne - and is therefore looking for great names and players from big clubs, like Barcelona. When you bring three players out of Barcelona in a few days [Mina, Digne and loanee Andre Gomes] then it's clear that you do not have much care for those who came from the small league."

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