Everton’s match winner in the 1-0 win over Arsenal James Tarkowski has gave an insight into life under Sean Dyche, insisting that hard work is demanded, but dismissed claims that the new Blues boss is “old school”.
Dyche could have scarcely got off to a better start to life at Goodison Park, securing a 1-0 win over the league leaders with 2 of his former Burnley stars combining for the goal.
As the Gunners failed to deal with a second half Dwight McNeil corner, centre-half James Tarkowski opened his Everton goal scoring account to give the Toffees a much-needed 3 points, and the 30-year-old has revealed what Dyche demands from his players.
“It’s very straightforward with the manager,” the Everton defender said.
“He gets you to work hard, gets you together as a team, makes you hard to beat but he wants you to show that personality out on the pitch that you are a team and together.”
Plenty of Everton fans will have seen images shared on social media from Dyche’s first training sessions at Finch Farm, with some players bent over and visibly out of breath, however Tarkowski states that it isn’t just all about hard work under the 51-year-old.
“I think you saw that today but also a lot of quality and we created some good chances,” Tarkowski continued.
“He’s not that old school that we just stand there with no balls and just run back and forward.
That was a short period in the week but we do work hard and I know what he’s about.”
A marked improvement from performances of late, Everton played the league-leading visitors off the park on Saturday, and if Dyche can continue to get those kinds of displays out of his players, there’s no doubt that he will be a success at Goodison Park.