Coleman Reveals Keane's Hidden Ability & Dyche's Effect

Seamus Coleman has revealed the extent of Sean Dyche's level of detail, while also explaining Michael Keane's impressive finishing ability meant his stunning late strike in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur came as no surprise to the Everton squad.

The Blues' resolve was on full display again and, following Ellis Simms late goal to earn a 2-2 draw at Chelsea ahead of the international break, Keane was the hero at Goodison Park on Monday night with a superb 25-yard drive securing a point in the dying embers of the match.

Speaking to evertontv after making his 350th Premier League appearance for the Club, Seamus Coleman says while his fellow defender's strike may have shocked a few, it was one his teammates have come to expect. And the skipper believes it was a just reward on an individual and collective level.

"It's a fantastic goal," said Coleman. "I think it's fully what we deserved. Before the sending off I thought we looked like the team who were going to get the opening goal and the sending off is disappointing. 

"We reacted well. We kept believing - we didn't sit, we reacted really well and thankfully it got evened up with their red card. 

"I think if you speak to lads around the training ground we always say Michael Keane is one of the best finishers at the Club. 

"It was an unbelievable goal from him. He has got serious technique. In the finishing drills, I'm not just saying it, but you do see similar goals [to the ones against Spurs] from him - he's got that much ability in front of goal. 

"I'm delighted for him. Keano is a great lad, we all love him."

Everton were forced to play more than half an hour of the contest with 10 men after Abdoulaye Doucoure was shown a straight red card and the Toffees' woes were compounded when Harry Kane notched the opener via the penalty spot on 68 minutes.

In spite of that double blow, the "relentless attitude" manager Sean Dyche has been demanding from his players in recent weeks remained on full show.

"[To come from behind again] shows that we're fighting," said Coleman. "It shows the mentality is there and it shows the crowd how much we really want to fight for this football club. It's a point - that's all it is. 

"Just like against Brentford here it was just three points. We understand the situation and how many teams are involved, so to show a good mentality and mindset today was so important. I think we did that and we got what we deserved in the end.

"We need to make this place hard to come to and I think we're doing that."

Coleman has also been impressed with the meticulous nature of Dyche since the boss' arrival in late January.

He continued: "It's down to nothing that you shouldn't expect from people who play for Everton Football Club - we're working hard, we're fully in it together and the manager has added some of his own... I think some people think the manager is just, 'Work hard, sleeves up', but he's worked a lot on little details, the mindset and ways to beat teams as well. At the minute, things are going good and we just need to keep believing.

"The manager keeps us grounded, even after three points, he's the first one to keep us grounded and let us know that nothing is done and the job isn't complete. 

"I won't need to say that message because the manager will already have told us but it's about keeping a good mindset, a good mentality and moving forward."

Coleman continued his impressive Club form with the Republic of Ireland over the international break, stifling France superstar Kylian Mbappe in the Boys in Green's latest European qualifier that ultimately ended in a narrow defeat in Dublin.

However, the skipper remained typically level-headed when asked about his recent performances.

"I'm so fortunate to be playing football at this level and to be still doing it at the age I'm at," he added. "It's down to never taking it for granted. 

"I love testing myself against the best players and you've got to understand it's a rollercoaster - there are going to be some good and bad games and you're going to get some praise and some criticism. 

"At the minute I'm getting some praise, so I'll not turn it down but I know what can be around the corner as well so you just have to keep balanced, but I think everyone knows I love playing for this football club, I'm so proud to be part of this football club. 

"I'll do everything I can to help us stay in this division."