Mikel Arteta, ‘It’s easy to be on someone’s side when they’re winning and playing well. Now is the time to be on their side. They deserve it.
Arteta, “Everton was really good, we have to congratulate them. From our side, disappointing. The performance doesn’t reflect what we have been doing.”
Goodison Park is a nightmare. However, all is not over yet.
Everton had a point to prove and Sean Dyche is pretty good at getting squads fired up from a position of adversity. It’s probably a wake-up call for Arsenal that it’s not over yet.
Now Arsenal has dropped three crucial points. A win at Manchester City will reduce the points to just two.
Before the whistle was blown, Sean Dyche declared it.
At his first pre-game news conference as Everton manager, he observed, “Football is a fantastic, magnificent game, but the foundation of it, in my view, is always hard work.”
“A positive attitude is everything,” is one of my favorite sayings, and we need to put it into practice.
Everton made sure the new Blues manager started his tenure with a spectacular 1-0 victory against Premier League leaders Arsenal at Goodison Park thanks to James Tarkowski’s thunderous second-half header.
Everton, who entered the game as obvious underdogs, executed a spectacle complete with vigor, organization, and restrained aggressiveness that will have encouraged Dyche and, of course, Evertonians, who once again loudly supported their team altogether.
Despite all the hype about Dyche’s alleged penchant for a 4-4-2 style, the new Blues manager may have surprised everyone by forming his squad in a 4-5-1 configuration to face Mikel Arteta’s hot club.