Duo Reflect On Brighton & Everton Pushing On
Leighton Baines has said that Everton are now ready to 'push on' up the table following victory over Brighton at the weekend and Cenk Tosun has spoken of how he feels he will show even more improvement as the season comes to a close given the service he's getting from our wide players.
Having taken a two nil victory at Goodison Park on Saturday, Baines told the Official Site in his own post game interviews that he felt everyone in the camp was ready to 'push on' up the table now and really end the campaign on a high.
Obviously that means improvement in our away form though.
'We dominated the first 45 minutes and the goal didn`t come. But we knew if we kept playing the way were that eventually we`d get a break and we did. We knew it was a big game. The three points is massive and gives us the opportunity to push on and look ahead of us instead of behind us.'
Tosun and Yannick Bolasie came in for particular praise given their showings and Tosun of course made it two goals in two games as he continues adjusting to life at the club.
'He`s up and running and it`s great to see. His performance was great as well. He made things stick and I thought his all-round game deserved a goal.'
He ended by saying.
'We`re a big club and didn`t expect to be in the position that we are in. But we`ve still got quite a few games left until the end of the season. The gap isn`t too big between us and the teams above us and we`ll look to close that as the season goes on.'
As for Tosun, in his own interview he explained how he felt he was no gaining a 'quality' understanding with both Theo Walcott and Yannick Bolasie.
'We have a lot of quality players in the team and it feels good for me to play with them. They have helped me to settle in, on and off the pitch. And I hope it will be even better as we get to know each more in the next few weeks. Both wingers are really good and send in excellent crosses. We talked about it before the match, they said to me, 'If we have the ball, just get in the box and we will cross to you`.'
With Bolasie spending so long out injured, the Turkish player went on to say.
'He had a big injury and it was difficult for him but you saw in Saturday`s match that he is feeling better. He is improving and feeling sharper. We talked about the match afterwards and he is like me: if he continues working he will be even better in the next few weeks.'
Having made it two in two games and scored for the first time at Goodison, he ended by talking of his delight at opening his home account.
'I cannot describe it. It was better than last week because we won. Last week was my first goal but this was a better feeling because it was at home and we got the three points. It was a great feeling and I was very excited.'