Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can make all the difference in football, and Tom Davies’ simple team talk in the tunnel before the second-half is certainly an example of this.
| “Come on, lads. Straight in!”
The simplest of pep talks from Tom Davies on the way out for the second half of #EVEWHU…
— Everton (@Everton) October 21, 2019
A video released from Everton’s official Twitter account showed the England U-21 international hyping up his teammates in the Goodison Park tunnel ahead of the second-half against the Irons, a game Marco Silva’s side would go on to win 2-0, ending a run of four games in the Premier League without picking up a single point.
The clip struck a core with Everton fans on social media, who were delighted to not only see Davies back in the starting XI but also making the most of his opportunity by delivering a good performance as well as getting his teammates energised in a must-win game.
Here’s what these Everton fans had to say about Davies tunnel talk to his teammates…
future everton club captain
— Mike Berry (@Michael99762469) October 21, 2019
— FIRMY (@firmyblueboy) October 21, 2019
Something about it being a scouse accent makes it more real
— Jim Mac (@jimefc81) October 21, 2019
Tremendous indeed. That’s what we want passion. @EvertonBlueArmy .
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) October 22, 2019
Lots of supporters loved what they saw from the 21-year-old midfielder…
— Mia (@MiaEFC) October 21, 2019
Boss, made up he had a great game Saturday #UTFT
— Paul Catterall (@BigPcat) October 21, 2019
Hope he stays in the side and proves his doubters wrong. Only one in that side who’s first thought is to play or carry the ball forward.
— Graeme (@graemeh1984) October 21, 2019
What more do you want from a tunnel?
— John-Paul (@Paul1985John) October 21, 2019
The result took Everton up to 15th in the Premier League table, on level points with Manchester United in the standings and giving the Toffees more breathing room in the English top-flight.