New Everton head coach Frank Lampard in his first full interview with the club’s media asked his first-team players to show greater ‘passion’ for the fans.
Frank Lampard look over as the head coach after Rafael Benitez was sacked. Everton sacked Rafael Benitez after a 2-1 defeat against Norwich in the Premier League in January. Everton have had a horrible start to the season and have failed to pick up the form. The club are currently 16th in the Premier League table. The Toffees have picked up just 19 points from 20 league games so far. The club sits just four points above the relegation zone.
After confirming the appointment of Frank Lampard as the head coach. Everton had signed left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko from Dynamo Kiev and Anwar El Ghazi on loan from Aston Villa. But with Lampard’s appointment, the club also signed Dele Alli from Tottenham and Donny van de Beek from Manchester United on transfer deadline day.
Donny van de Beek joins the club on a straight six-month loan deal with no option to buy. While Dele Alli joins on a permanent deal. The England international joins on an initial free transfer. But Everton will pay €12 million after 20 games, while the final fee could rise up to €35 million with potential add ons.
Frank Lampard’s message to his Everton squad
The England legend talked about what the staff and the players need to do to get back to winning ways. He also talked about the Everton squad and the fans during his first full interview with the club media, he said:
“It will be hugely important. I always felt it as a player, I felt that the passion and support of the crowd can swing a game. [With] the competitive level that the Premier League brings, the position we are in the table, we certainly need that.
“It’s a two-way thing. The players have to show that on the pitch – they have to show the same passion that every fan who turns up to watch the game.
“That’ll be my first job and my first message to the players – that we have to do it together. These things can’t be done without the support both ways. So we’ll try and do our job, and I know the fans will be there backing us.”
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