Sean Dyche emphasizes the significance of Everton maintaining their “strong mindset” and urges them to handle their own affairs on Sunday, writes the LiverpoolEcho.
The battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League will come down to Everton’s final match against Bournemouth at Goodison Park. In their previous outing, Yerry Mina’s equalizer in the 99th minute secured a point against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
With Leeds United suffering a defeat to West Ham United on Sunday and Leicester City being held to a goalless draw by Newcastle United on Monday night, Dyche’s team enters the upcoming clash with Bournemouth fully aware that a victory will ensure their Premier League survival.
Following the draw at Molineux on Saturday, Everton manager Dyche commended his team for displaying an “excellent mindset” and their relentless perseverance. He expressed his desire for a continuation of such performance in the upcoming weekend.
He said: “The main thing for me is the mentality. I can’t enhance on that enough. We changed the shape three or four times in the second half [at Wolves], and we’re asking a lot of the players to keep changing.
“They were clear-minded, and they just kept going and going. We got what could be a big point, but we’ve got to reinforce that by going again this week.”
“I think they’re seeing everyone, from myself, the staff and the players, giving their lot. We’ve made some mistakes along the way, but I don’t think it’s a lack of effort.
“I think the commitment to the cause is evident, and the fans are playing their part. That’s the connection we want, and we’ll need that connection at home this week.”
He concluded: “But it’s within us to take care of ourselves, and that’s what we’re going to do.”