Nathan Patterson expressed confidence that Everton can secure the necessary points to avoid relegation without depending on outcomes from other matches, writes the LiverpoolEcho.
Following their triumph over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, Manchester City is only one victory away from successfully defending their Premier League title. Ilkay Gundogan emerged as the standout performer, scoring two goals and assisting record-breaker Erling Haaland.
This loss puts Sean Dyche’s team just one point ahead of Leeds United in the Premier League standings. The Blues will face Wolverhampton Wanderers in an away match on Saturday before concluding the season with a home game against Bournemouth the following Sunday. When questioned about his team’s position in the table, Patterson simply stated, “We are eagerly anticipating the upcoming matches.”
“We are making sure we are focused on the things we do and as long as we do our job and do our best I am sure will be fine.
“All season we’ve concentrated on ourselves, trying to not look at the table and anyone around us. We just have to make sure we are focused and everyone is on the right page.”
In the match against Brighton & Hove Albion last Monday, the Scotland international was given his first Premier League start since January. Everton secured a resounding 5-1 win at the Amex, earning all three points in the process.
When questioned about his reinstatement in the team’s starting line-up, Patterson remarked, ‘You always need to be prepared whenever you are called upon, and I believe I have accomplished that in the past few games.’ Discussing his team’s loss to City, the ex-Rangers player stated, ‘It’s undoubtedly difficult to accept. We were aware that it would be challenging, but we must regroup and focus on the next game. We had a strategic approach, pressing them aggressively and generating some excellent opportunities. They possess the ability to create chances in various ways, and they were exceptional.’