EVERTON boss Ronald Koeman reckons there’s more to come from his revamped squad after their 2-0 Europa League win against Hajdjuk Split.
Goals from new signing Michael Keane and Idrissa Gueye gave the Toffees a good advantage going in to the second leg. But Koeman wanted more.
Ross Barkley was absent – he didn’t even make the bench – further fuelling rumours he is on his way out of Goodison.
He wasn’t missed as Evertron – with their new signings in tow – took command.
Jordan Pickford, Wayne Rooney, Michael Keane and Davy Klaaasen all made great contributions to this new-look Everton side.
And there’s still Gylfi Sigurdsson to come. The Ice Man is signed sealed and delivered – for a record fee.
All of which paves the way for Barkley to depart.
Sigurdsson, injured at the moment, was introduced to the Goodison crowd last night and he will be a welcome addition to an Everton squad that might surprise a few people next season.
He will give Koeman extra options, and allow Rooney to roam free. Exciting times ahead on the blue half of Merseyside.
As quoted on the BBC Sport website after the 2-0 win against Split – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40940244 – Everton’s Dutch boss said he wasn’t completely happy with the win.
He said: “In my opinion we lost a big opportunity to score more goals in the second half because we dropped the tempo.
“We gave them the belief to dominate the game. Still we were dangerous but not like we were in the first half.
“It is always good to have a clean sheet in the first leg at home. Two-nil is a good result but you always like to reach the maximum – today the maximum was more goals.”