The massive optimism after the re-signing of Wayne Rooney amongst £140million value of latest ability has evaporated, with only one league win from their ultimate 5 video games.
Everton have additionally made the worst get started via an English crew within the historical past of the Europa League crew levels, with one level from their opening two fits.
And Keane, some of the large summer season additions after a £30m switch from Burnley, believes there may be one easy reason behind the dramatic drop-off in shape.
“Maybe it’s down to confidence,” stated the England defender. “There are quite a lot of nice avid gamers right here however you get confidence from successful video games and particularly in recent years we now have now not been successful many.
“We had a bad week a couple of weeks in the past. The confidence of among the lads is lovely low however the one means you’ll pop out of this is to stay operating exhausting and do the suitable issues.
“Sometimes you want a bit of of good fortune and issues aren’t losing for us. We need to stay operating exhausting to show it round.”
Keane, 24, has been a part of an Everton aspect that has scored simply 4 targets of their seven league video games thus far and which, after Sunday’s house defeat to his former membership Burnley, now stands simply two issues above the relegation zone.
Supporters have booed the avid gamers off at Goodison, following the Burnley loss and the midweek Europa League draw with Cypriot minnows Apollon Limassol, and hypothesis has fixed about the way forward for supervisor Ronald Koeman.
Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri issued a remark the previous day during which he gave his very public backing to the beleaguered Dutchman. And Keane insists it’s the avid gamers, moderately than their supervisor, who need to rectify their catch 22 situation.
“Everyone has to stand up and be counted,” stated Keane. “It’s right down to us on the finish of the day. The supervisor places a crew out however we need to perform his plans and his recreation plan.
“I think like we did that lovely smartly towards Burnley and I think he’s going to say the similar. It’s the overall second within the ultimate 3rd to create an opportunity and once we do get them, taking them.
“We want to stay operating exhausting on a daily basis at the coaching pitch, doing the entire proper issues, always. That’s all you’ll do – do your highest each and every time.
“He’s an skilled supervisor, we now have some skilled avid gamers they usually know we can pop out of this level. If we get a couple of wins the confidence will come again and expectantly it occurs quicker moderately than later.”
Koeman’s motive has now not been helped via an unkind fixture time table that has featured now not most effective mid-summer Europa qualifying video games that disrupted pre-season but in addition checking out conferences with the 2 Manchester golf equipment, Chelsea and Tottenham.
Everton have most effective accumulated one level – an sudden draw on the Etihad – from the ones 4 fixtures that have noticed them leak 10 targets.
But Keane insists there is not any trace of panic round Goodison at such an early level of the marketing campaign.
“It’s only seven games in, there is a long way to go,” stated Keane. “It’s been a sluggish get started however we simply need to stay operating exhausting and pick out it up. If we had overwhelmed Burnley, we might had been 8th or one thing like that and mountain climbing up the desk.
“Things can alternate fast, we’ve had a bad begin to the season however we’re nonetheless now not too a ways from the place we need to be.
“If we put a just right run in combination, 3 or 4 wins in combination, which we’re in a position to doing then I’m positive we can climb up the desk.”
The temper at Keane’s former membership, in the meantime, may infrequently be extra contrasting with Burnley having accumulated 8 issues clear of Turf Moor already – yet another than they controlled in the entire of ultimate season.
“It’s not easy for any team to break them down,” stated Keane. “They stay their form in reality smartly. They are courageous, put their our bodies at the line. It has to be one thing particular to wreck them down or a mistake, which may be very uncommon from Burnley.
“But it hasn’t shocked me with the best way they paintings and the message from the workforce there. They have a large number of nice avid gamers they usually recruited smartly in the summertime.”