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Davies On Everton's Aim For Season Run-In After Narrow Spurs Defeat

Spurs clash was midfielder's 100th Premier League match.

Tom Davies declared Everton's resolve to reignite their push for European football against Southampton at Goodison Park on Thursday (6pm) after the Blues' narrow defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

Everton had taken seven points from three matches since the Premier League restart but were edged out in north London.

An unfortunate Michael Keane own goal midway through the first half decided a tightly-contested clash. A shot from Giovani Lo Celso deflected off the defender, wrong-footing the helpless Jordan Pickford and finding the net.

The Blues probed for an equaliser but were frustrated by an obdurate Tottenham side, who held out to secure maximum points.

Everton remain in 11th in the Premier League but just five points behind seventh-placed Arsenal in a congested table.

“We’ve got to put this one behind us,” Davies told evertontv.

“It wasn’t the best result for us, we know that.

“We were in the game until the end. We worked hard as a team, but we just didn’t have that cutting edge at the end.

“What let us down was the final product and we need to work on that going into the next match.

“It’ll be a great game on Thursday to sort that out and pick up more points. That’s what we’ll be looking to do and all the lads know what we need.

“European football is our goal. As a group, that’s what we’re aiming for. We all know we need to pick points up in the last five games so that’s what we’ll be trying to do.”

The Blues have conceded just two goals in four matches since the resumption of Premier League football – with both those efforts the result of unlucky ricochets.

And Academy graduate Davies added Everton should take confidence from the team’s defensive solidity.


“We work hard and defend well as a unit - that’s what we work on as a team,” he said.

“That’s always a positive. Since we’ve come back, we’ve worked really hard on that, got results and picked up good points in the previous games.

“In these games coming up, we’re still confident going into them and hopefully we can get more more wins.”

Monday night’s contest represented a significant occasion for Davies, who was making his 100th Premier League appearance.

The midfielder – who turned 22 only last week – revealed his desire to continue developing all aspects of his game under the tutelage of manager Carlo Ancelotti.

“I want to keep putting in performances and playing for the team, so it’s a good milestone for me and I want to work hard and continue to pick up games,” said Davies, who made his Everton debut as a 17-year-old back in April 2016.

“The manager is one of the best to have [to learn from].

"I want to take as much from him as I can to improve my game.”

 

 

02:12 Mon 06 Jul 2020

Davies On Everton's Aim For Season Run-In After Narrow Spurs Defeat

Tom Davies declared Everton's resolve to reignite their push for European football against Southampton at Goodison Park on Thursday (6pm) after the Blues' narrow defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

Everton had taken seven points from three matches since the Premier League restart but were edged out in north London.

An unfortunate Michael Keane own goal midway through the first half decided a tightly-contested clash. A shot from Giovani Lo Celso deflected off the defender, wrong-footing the helpless Jordan Pickford and finding the net.

The Blues probed for an equaliser but were frustrated by an obdurate Tottenham side, who held out to secure maximum points.

Everton remain in 11th in the Premier League but just five points behind seventh-placed Arsenal in a congested table.

“We’ve got to put this one behind us,” Davies told evertontv.

“It wasn’t the best result for us, we know that.

“We were in the game until the end. We worked hard as a team, but we just didn’t have that cutting edge at the end.

“What let us down was the final product and we need to work on that going into the next match.

“It’ll be a great game on Thursday to sort that out and pick up more points. That’s what we’ll be looking to do and all the lads know what we need.

“European football is our goal. As a group, that’s what we’re aiming for. We all know we need to pick points up in the last five games so that’s what we’ll be trying to do.”

The Blues have conceded just two goals in four matches since the resumption of Premier League football – with both those efforts the result of unlucky ricochets.

And Academy graduate Davies added Everton should take confidence from the team’s defensive solidity.


“We work hard and defend well as a unit - that’s what we work on as a team,” he said.

“That’s always a positive. Since we’ve come back, we’ve worked really hard on that, got results and picked up good points in the previous games.

“In these games coming up, we’re still confident going into them and hopefully we can get more more wins.”

Monday night’s contest represented a significant occasion for Davies, who was making his 100th Premier League appearance.

The midfielder – who turned 22 only last week – revealed his desire to continue developing all aspects of his game under the tutelage of manager Carlo Ancelotti.

“I want to keep putting in performances and playing for the team, so it’s a good milestone for me and I want to work hard and continue to pick up games,” said Davies, who made his Everton debut as a 17-year-old back in April 2016.

“The manager is one of the best to have [to learn from].

"I want to take as much from him as I can to improve my game.”