Ronald Koeman has stated that Everton need time and new players to overturn their poor run in form.
The Merseyside outfit started the season in fine vein, but has only notched one win in eight Premier League matches.
Everton’s last loss was to Southampton, pushing them to seventh and eight points out of the UCL zone.
And Koeman said forays into the transfer market will be needed for Everton improve in their quest for European football, even as he urged fans to keep the faith.
“We need at least this winter and we need next summer to make changes in this club,” Koeman said.
“I still have the belief we will be successful at Everton. Maybe we need a little more time, maybe we need to make more changes in the team, maybe we need it for next season.
“We know it is a new project and everybody knows that takes time. We had a good start, it is a difficult time now but that is football.
“It is always difficult when there is a lack of confidence and a lack of belief but it can be good for me to see the reaction of the team in a difficult time. It is better to see that.
“Of course you like to have a win every weekend because everyone is happy but sometimes, to get your eyes really open, maybe this time is the best to understand what we need to change.”