Brands: Club Is United And Determined To Improve

Marcel Brands says everybody at Everton is united and working together to turn the Club's results around.

The Blues' Director of Football also stressed the Club's commitment to its long-term plan for the future, revealing a new deal has been agreed to extend the contract of Brazil international Richarlison.

Everton's 2-0 defeat to Norwich City last weekend has left the side 16th in the Premier League table ahead of three games in seven days, starting with Sunday's trip to Leicester City.

Brands acknowledged the need for improvement but says the staff and players have both the determination and backing to right their current situation.

"As a Board, we have got to support that. Of course, we know in sport, as always, you have to perform - that’s me, the manager, the players, for everyone.

"It’s also important, especially in this Club, after a couple of years of instability, to stick together in this situation.

"I think it is important that everyone has the feeling that we can turn this around to better results.

"Most people know that I always go to the dressing room after the game, to see how the atmosphere is.

"Of course, everyone was disappointed last Saturday but you saw also really in the eyes of the players the fire that they want to resolve this, to turn this around – together with the whole staff.

"That's important coming up towards the next couple of games. They will be tough games but games where we can improve."

Richarlison scored for the fifth time this season in a 2-1 victory at Southampton in early November to add to the 14 goals he netted last season following a July 2018 move from Watford.

The forward has also broken into the Brazil squad during his time on Merseyside and earned his 19th cap against South Korea following that victory at St Mary's.

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03:53 Fri 29 Nov 2019


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