Gylfi Sigurdsson believes that things for Everton have been clicking this season heading into Sunday’s game against Bournemouth.
Speaking to Everton TV via The Liverpool Echo, the Icelandic playmaker called on his teammates to keep up their impressive form in front of goal this season, with the Toffees’ scoring seven goals in their previous two games before the international break.
Entertaining games such as a 4-2 win against Lincoln City in the League Cup as well as a 3-2 victory over Wolves in the Premier League have been an early indicator that Marco Silva’s side this season have stepped up their attacking game, with summer signing Alex Iwobi scoring twice already for his new club following his move from Arsenal on deadline day for a reported fee of £34m according to BBC Sport.
Sigurdsson said to Everton TV: “We have had to stay patient. We know as long as we’re creating chances, we are not far away from scoring. In the first few games, it (not being clinical) cost us. But we know we were going to score goals with the players we have. We are scoring the goals now and we need to keep doing what we’ve been doing.”
Indeed, the former Swansea City star has been impressed with what he has seen from Everton this season, but his overall output so far has been disappointing considering his importance to the squad.
As numbers from Transfermarkt show, the 30-year-old number 10 has only managed one goal and one assist so far this campaign, and although for Sigurdsson’s standards this a fairly low number after five games in the season, it also goes to show how much everyone around him has stepped up.
A win against Bournemouth will be massive for Silva’s side, and with the way Everton are playing at the moment, three points seem like a likely outcome for the Merseyside club.