Everton boss Sean Dyche has expressed his belief that there is still more to come from his side after the spirited performance over Arsenal last Saturday.
The Blues claimed a 1-0 win over the league leaders, who are unbeaten in the Premier League since last September, with a second half James Tarkowski header enough to separate the two sides.
However, while the Blues new boss stated that he was pleased with his team’s display, he insists that there is more to come from his players.
“There are still layers on top of that performance, obviously. We can deal with the ball better at times,” explained Dyche.
“But I wanted an urgency, I wanted passion to the play and a commitment to the shirt. That was on show.
“Some of the blocking and tackling… I think we doubled our tackles against them. That’s a good sign that the players are at it. They want more.”
Indeed, while the 3 points could be invaluable to Everton’s Premier League survival, it was also pleasing to see a battling performance on the back of what have been some insipid displays of late, a sentiment echoed by Dyche.
The Everton boss continued, “The results come and go, we want them to come, of course, but the performance was very important to me.
To see the players had accepted what we had tried to get into them, and then going out and delivering.”
With a trip to Anfield up next for the Toffees in the Merseyside derby, Dyche and his players will no doubt be looking for a similar display, and the same result wouldn’t be too bad either.
For Everton, it will be an opportunity to climb out of the relegation zone against a side who are winless in their last 4 Premier league games.