With Everton bringing the curtain down on our pre-season trip to Switzerland with a 1-0 victory over As Monaco on Friday, the players continue their buildup and preparations for the coming 2019/20 Premier League campaign back at Finch Farm, but a quick team bonding video released by the club has struck the right note with fans.
???? | Wet suits + waves = whitewater rafting with the squad! ???????? pic.twitter.com/F6v0nAQL6s
— Everton (@Everton) July 20, 2019
Having played out a scoreless draw with FC Sion prior to the Monaco friendly where Seamus Coleman’s solitary goal lifted spirits further with a win, after the Sion test manager Marco Silva gave the players an afternoon off and they went whitewater rafting.
It appears the players certainly had fun as they let the proverbial hair down and fans who took the time to comment on the video on Saturday were pleased to see that sensible steps were being taken on the trip to further foster team spirit and a togetherness within the group, as that should only bode well for the year ahead as Silva looks for additional improvements on last season.
Some naturally, of course, questioned the colour of the lifejackets.
Good to see the squad bonding havnt had a settled squad and management team for a while. Team spirit and a togetherness will be vital this season.
— Danny Parker87 (@DannyParker87) July 20, 2019
Brill. Loved that
— Tel Dixie Dean 60 (@ElTelTheToffee) July 20, 2019
Could have asked for Blue Life Vests Guys! .. Great team bonding!! .. Well in fellas .. Looked sharp yesterday, good result!!
— Neil (@MsukNeil) July 20, 2019
I hope @KurtZouma is watching this with a tear in his eye. Kurt! KURT! You should be in there my boy….
Beautiful, heart warming scenes from the lads. ????
— Russell Jonjo Laverty (@JuiceTerry9) July 20, 2019
Well deserved after last night
— John (@JohnButlerEFC) July 20, 2019
It’s a good job Holgate had his helmet on when getting off the coach, never mind whilst rafting ????
— Matt ♿️ (@Matt_S_1982) July 20, 2019