Seamus Coleman is convinced Everton can swiftly return to the performance levels that yielded seven straight victories at the start of 2020/21 and “have a very good season”.
That winning streak was Everton’s best at the beginning of a campaign in 125 years, as Carlo Ancelotti’s side consistently blended attacking flair with defensive solidity.
The Toffees have since gone four matches without victory and now sit seventh in the Premier League standings. In a congested table, however, they are only five points behind leaders Leicester City.
Coleman and a host of his Everton teammates will be in action for their countries during the current international break, before returning to the Club next week to prepare for the Blues’ match against Fulham at Craven Cottage on 21 November.
“I’ve seen enough in the early few games to show we can have a very good season,” Coleman said.
“We just need to get that win again and climb up the table.
“When you lose a game, you want to go again as quickly as possible.
“But we’ve got the international break now and hopefully the lads who don’t go away stay fit, and the lads who do get some confidence playing for their countries.
“We’ll come back and be ready for that game against Fulham.”
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ANCELOTTI PINPOINTS KEY IMPROVEMENT EVERTON MUST MAKE
Everton Club captain Coleman could come up against Toffees teammates Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin when the Republic of Ireland face England at Wembley on Thursday evening (8pm).
Ireland will then take on Wales and Bulgaria in UEFA Nations League contests, before Coleman’s attention turns to Everton’s clash with Fulham and kickstarting another positive series of results with the Blues.
“In football, we have our ups and down," Coleman added.
“You’ve got to get over those hurdles.
“I’ve had plenty of ups and downs during my career, but one thing Leighton Baines told me a long time ago was not to get too high and not to get too low about things.
“I think that’s a great piece of advice and that’s something I’ve taken with me.
“When things are going really well, you can’t go away in the clouds and think you’re amazing and when thing aren’t going so well, don’t get too down in the dumps.
“There’s always another game, another training session, to improve and put things right.”