A few Everton fans have been reacting on social media, after Theo Walcott claimed Saturday’s 3-2 comeback win over Watford highlighted the squad’s togetherness and Carlo Ancelotti’s calming presence.
The weekend’s win was our fourth under Ancelotti since his appointment in December, with the Italian now triumphant over Burnley, Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion and the Hornets while at the Goodison Park helm.
A starting role on Saturday also saw Walcott net his first goal of the term, as the £13.5million-rated winger slotted home the winning effort from an acute angle after Moise Kean’s touch sent the ball through to the ex-Arsenal man.
Walcott has shied away from taking all of the credit for his late heroics, and has instead praised the togetherness of the squad for being able to fight back from two goals down to win at Watford.
“The guys worked so hard,” Walcott told EvertonTV. “It just shows our togetherness. We’ve been working really hard on the training field and that showed today. It’s a massive three points and obviously nice for me to get my first goal.
Did you believe we could come back from 2-0 down?
“We had spells when we did okay. The two goals shocked us, our confidence started to go, maybe, but we always felt that with the height we have we should be scoring more set pieces. That showed today.
“The manager has sent calmness around the place. His experience and what he’s done and won – he’s a winner – and that showed today. He kept believing in us at half time and told us to play our football. It was a hard-fought battle.”
Walcott last scored for Everton on the final day of last season, as we drew two-all with Tottenham Hotspur after Christian Eriksen countered Cenk Tosun’s third of the league campaign with a direct free-kick 15 minutes from time.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Walcott’s claim…
— Snr evans (@evans_snr) February 2, 2020
Anyone else read that wrong…
— Busc (@Busc__) February 2, 2020
— 🐐 (@Anyburnkeed) February 2, 2020
I’ll shut up 👏👏👏
— legion of doom (@jimwat79) February 2, 2020
Weldone Theo. Coyb
— RAJ (@ChohanRajesh) February 2, 2020
Theo could still be a great contributor for Everton and I am sure Carlo will be able to draw upon his skills once he can sort out our problems in midfield. I believe Theo is more successful in the centre rather than on the wing.
— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) February 2, 2020
In other Everton news, the club plan to hold talks with a ‘key’ part of Ancelotti’s side over a new contract.