Marco Silva hailed his players for “showing desire and doing everything to understand my philosophy” after Everton outclassed ATV Irdning in his first game as Blues boss.
The Toffees rounded off their week-long training camp in Austria with a thumping 22-0 Club-record victory. Leighton Baines, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Cenk Tosun (4), Ademola Lookman (3), Kevin Mirallas (5), Oumar Niasse (4) and Nikola Vlasic (2) all got on the scoresheet as the Blues swept aside their opponents.
And while Silva is aware far tougher tests lie ahead, he was encouraged by how his quickly his side has taken on board his ideas and methods on the training pitch.
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