Everton winger Jack Harrison has expressed his surprise at one particular aspect of the Goodison Park crowd’s reaction during the team’s recent victory over Bournemouth, writes the Everton.News.
The Goodison Park faithful were treated to a much-needed celebration on Saturday as Everton secured their first home Premier League win of the season. The Toffees impressively defeated Bournemouth 3-0, with goals from James Garner, Jack Harrison, and Abdoulaye Doucoure contributing to the convincing scoreline.
Harrison’s goal, in particular, stood out as a memorable moment in the match. The 26-year-old winger showcased exceptional technique by sending a long-range effort soaring over the goalkeeper, with the ball satisfyingly clipping the underside of the crossbar on its way into the net.
This goal marked Harrison’s first for Everton since joining the club. His introduction to the team had been delayed due to injury, but he made a resounding statement as an Everton player by opening his account in style.
While the home crowd understandably applauded Harrison’s goal, it was their reaction to Garner’s opening goal that took the winger by surprise. In his own words, as quoted by the club’s official website, Harrison said, “the atmosphere was amazing. Even after Jimmy’s goal, I was a bit surprised by the noise that they made. I was really happy to get off the mark, and hopefully, there will be more this season.”
The enthusiasm shown by Everton fans when their team scores is not unexpected. Goodison Park has been starved of such moments earlier in the season. Prior to this match, the only Premier League goal Everton had managed to score at home was during a 2-1 defeat to Luton Town. The recent victory provided a much-needed sense of catharsis for the supporters.
Manager Sean Dyche understands the significant impact the crowd can have on the team’s performance. When Goodison Park comes alive with passionate support, it serves as a tremendous boost for the players. Harrison has now experienced this firsthand, and Everton will be looking to maintain this kind of positive atmosphere in their home games moving forward.