Everton manager Marco Silva has accused his under-performing players of "hiding" after a disappointing start to their Premier League campaign.
The Merseyside club have suffered defeats in three of their past four Premier League matches, the latest coming at home against newly-promoted Sheffield United last weekend, putting Silva's position under pressure.
Ahead of Tuesday's League Cup trip to Sheffield Wednesday, Silva did not hold back with the criticism and demanded a reaction from his players.
"It is not the moment for anyone to hide," Silva told British media.
"I said it inside the dressing room, too (after the Sheffield United defeat) – there is nowhere we can hide, we have to show stronger character, personality.