Everton: Tony Scott on treatment Rondon is receiving

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Speaking on the All Together Now podcast, Tony Scott has slammed the treatment Salomon Rondon has received during his time at Everton.

Rondon was brought in on deadline day by Rafael Benitez, who may not have expected to have handed a 31-year old striker seven starts in the Premier League by the turn of the year, but with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison both sustaining injuries earlier in the campaign, he has been called upon on occasion.

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The Venezuelan international has only netted once in 12 league appearances for the Toffees, and now with Calvert-Lewin back from injury, Rondon will likely be limited to cameo appearances off the bench, much like against Brighton & Hove Albion, when he arrived into the game in the 76th minute – although it didn’t appear to go down too well with fans.

Scott discussed why Rondon doesn’t deserve what he’s currently getting from Everton supporters.

“The lad’s trying his best. He’s not good enough – it’s not his fault. Everton were in a situation in the summer where they ran out of money, so they had to go shop where they did and get a free transfer from China.

“That’s not Rafa Benitez’s fault, that’s not Salomon Rondon’s fault – that’s the situation where we now find ourselves due to overspending in the past five years. He’s getting booed, he’s basically taking all the frustrations getting boiled out on him, that’s not his fault, I think it’s out of order, I really do.”

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Quite clearly when Everton signed an ageing striker from the Chinese Super League, he was not being lined up to lead the line and potentially challenge Calvert-Lewin, so Everton fans may need to re-evaluate their expectations of Rondon and if they did boo him upon his substitution, that will surely only make his form and confidence worse.

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Therefore, we can see Scott’s point of view when it comes to Rondon’s treatment and believe that there are no winners if the Toffees faithful are expecting heroics from their third-choice striker despite his previous in the Premier League and Everton’s poor form.

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