Darren Bent has slammed Everton for ‘not having a go’.
Speaking on talkSPORT, the pundit said he was ‘sick and tired’ of the Toffees after a horrific start to the Premier League campaign.
Everton have endured successive defeats in their opening two games for the second year in a row, though their 4-0 hammering at the weekend tops of a much worse start than the two narrow losses to Aston Villa and Chelsea last season.
After finishing just outside of the relegation zone in the previous two campaigns, the Merseyside outfit haven’t given fans much hope this time round following a dreadful performance at Villa Park.
With a threadbare squad and limited recruitment this summer, Everton look set for another battle at the bottom of the Premier League table and face dropping down to the Championship for the first time in their history.
Darren Bent is ‘sick and tired’ of Everton battling relegation
While many rival fans have laughed at Everton’s misery, Bent has been left frustrated by the club’s downfall.
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“[Everton’s] a big club. An incredibly nice place to go and play football and it used to be a very difficult place to go and play football under David Moyes. But you get sick of it seeing it every season,” Bent said.
“I remember when Ancelotti was there and they finished 10th and I was thinking that was a crisis. They would snap your hand off for 10th place again.
“Every single season, I’m sick of seeing them fighting relegation. You want to see clubs have a go every single year.
“What annoys me about it is that there are smaller clubs than Everton that come up and do better than them. When are they going to start going forward again? They have to find a way of progressing.
“Recruitment has been appalling. Their league form has been appalling. I don’t know what Everton have become.”
Everton currently sit bottom of the league table with the worst goal difference in the top flight. Upcoming games against Wolves and Sheffield United have already become must-win matches for Sean Dyche.