KEVIN SHEEDY says people will be given the wrong impression by Everton under-18s’ 3-0 home defeat Southampton.
The young Blues went down to the St Mary’s outfit last weekend, just days after their memorable FA Youth Cup victory at Arsenal.
But manager Sheedy says this was not a case of Everton being complacent following a stand-out performance in the capital.
The former Everton winger said his teenage players picked up against Saints where they left off against the Gunners but missed chances, near misses and top goalkeeping denied them a win.
“For the first half we performed like we had in the previous game,” said Sheedy.
“We started the game really well and if we had come in 3-0 up at half-time it would’ve be warranted. We created chances, hit the post twice and their keeper has made a couple of saves.
“Southampton were no doubt relieved to be at 0-0 at half-time.
“We began the second half brightly but conceded a penalty which changed the game.”