The Gunners seemed lackluster against a physical Everton side which seemed rejuvenated under Sean Dyche
Everton boss Sean Dyche stuck to the basics of the game in Everton’s victory against the league leaders Arsenal.
Sean Dyche pinpoints their great press as the key for Everton’s win
Dyche’s return to the Premiere League was a victorious one as he took the Toffees from the gutter, and taught them the basics of the game so they were able to win against the mighty Arsenal. The English tactician was delighted with his team’s performance, especially going forward, saying: “It gives us a platform to move forward. The performance was key for me. We’ve crammed a lot this week, and the performance was the first marker.
“We managed to press the game well, I still think we can deal with the ball better, but that comes with confidence and belief in doing the basics well.
“That’s my style, if you like. I want them to understand the basics of the game, but we’ve got some very good players here.”
Dyche immediately highlighted that he doesn’t want to put down the way Frank Lampard’s team played as he said: “I’m not knocking what they were trying to do under the last manager, I’ve got my style of working, that’s all it is.
“We want to make sure everyone knows we are committed to the cause and giving everything.
“For the players, the basic requirements never change. You have to win your battles, win your races, win with commitment to the cause.
“I still think we could improve on our play, but that comes with confidence and confidence usually comes with results.”