Vlasic expects to be sold by Everton ‘as soon as they get their first bid’
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 10/01/19 12:05pm
Everton played “awful” football under Sam Allardyce and the players were “terrified” of their own fans during his time at Goodison Park, according to winger Nikola Vlasic.
Allardyce replaced Ronald Koeman as manager in November 2017 and guided the club to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League.
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However, he was sacked the following May after just six months in charge, with many fans unhappy with the style of play adopted under the former England manager.
Vlasic was particularly unimpressed with Allardyce and believes the club have made progress under Marco Silva.
“Everything changed after Koeman left. The football played by Big Sam was awful, if it could even be called football,” Vlasic told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti.
“In such football I do not have a place. The football team was terrified by everything, the fans mostly. This season, Marco Silva plays different, much nicer football, but has not got results.
“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.”
Vlasic has spent this season on loan at CSKA Moscow and the 21-year-old believes he is surplus to requirements at Everton.
Asked whether he thought he could break into first-team team next season, Vlasic said: “Honestly, I do not believe.
“Everton paid about £90m on only three players – Richarlison, (Yerry) Mina and (Lucas) Digne – and are therefore looking for great names and players from big clubs, like Barcelona.
“Despite these immense investments the team is currently in the 11th place, which means there will be new, big purchases.
“When you bring three players out of Barcelona in a few days (Mina, Digne and on-loan Andre Gomes) then it’s clear that you do not have much care for those who came from the small league.
“So I expect them to sell me as soon as they get their first bid.”