April 13, 2024

Vinny O’Connor has shared an admission made by Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Manchester United.

Calvert-Lewin told the club’s official website on Thursday [23 November] that he is fully anticipating a “more electric” atmosphere than usual at Goodison Park on Sunday [26 November].

On Friday, November 24, at 11:06 a.m., O’Connor delivered the message outside Finch Farm live on Sky Sports News, with Calvert-Lewin being the first Everton player to speak out against the points deduction from the previous week.

Calvert-Lewin remarked, “I’ve played in a lot of games against United at Goodison, and the atmosphere is always incredible.”

“I anticipate that this weekend will be just as exciting, if not more so. The crowd will undoubtedly be prepared. As players, we’ll get ready as usual to ensure that we’re prepared to play well and win the three points.

“As a group, Everton knows they can only affect what is in front of them, which is Sunday’s game,” O’Connor continued.

“Everton have faced adversity already this season, having taken just one point from the first five games. Since then, they have won four of their subsequent seven Premier League games, taking 13 points from the 21 on offer.

“So it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Everton can pull themselves out of the relegation zone at the first time of asking this weekend.”

Full confidence

Everton’s players have remained quiet on the whole over the past week, no doubt under orders from the club.

Calvert-Lewin did not really give much away when speaking to the club’s website in the week, but Sean Dyche will likely be pushed into giving his opinion a little more when he speaks to the press later on Friday (24 November).


Even without saying anything, you know for a fact that those inside the dressing room are just as annoyed as supporters that all the recent hard work has effectively been undone.

From looking up the table towards the top half, to now simply being focused on getting out of the relegation zone, a lot has changed since Everton last kicked a ball.

Every supporter has full confidence that the Toffees can claw themselves clear of the dropzone, perhaps as early as this weekend, having put together a very good run of form over the past six weeks.

Ultimately, the best message that anyone inside the club can send out right now is getting their head down and helping to put more and more points on the board.

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