Pienaar: Toffees' campaign a failure

Published Add your comment

Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar claims this season was a "failure" for the Toffees.

David Moyes' side struggled badly with injuries early on but rallied impressively in the second half of the campaign as they beat champions Chelsea and Manchester United at Goodison Park to finish eighth in the Barclays Premier League. But having finished fifth and been FA Cup runners-up the previous year Pienaar feels the team have come up well short.

"I think it's been a failure," said the South Africa international, whose future at Everton remains in doubt as no agreement has yet been reached on a new contract with just 12 months remaining of his existing deal.

"We didn't start fresh at the beginning of the season due to injury problems and we suffered from that throughout the season.

"The beginning of the season was the lowest point, especially when we lost 6-1 against Arsenal (at home on the opening day).

"At the end we didn't qualify for Europe and that's why I reckon this year has to be considered as a failure."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Manchester United
Steven Pienaar
FA Cup

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again