After witnessing Everton’s victory over Brighton, Michail Antonio has issued a cautionary statement regarding their upcoming matches, writes the TBR.
The Toffees, led by Dwight McNeil’s standout performance, secured a surprising 5-1 triumph over the Seagulls, which puts them in a favorable position for their final three games. Sean Dyche’s squad has taken a significant stride towards safety with this victory.
On Sunday, Everton will face a daunting challenge when they welcome Manchester City to their home ground. However, they will face two teams, Wolves and Bournemouth, in their subsequent games that have secured their safety for the season. Despite this, Michail Antonio has warned on the Footballer’s Football Podcast that Everton must not be complacent in these matches.
Antonio has emphasized that both Wolves and Bournemouth could pose a greater challenge than expected, as they will be playing without the added pressure of relegation.
“Southampton are as good as gone,” he said. “Leeds have Newcastle, West Ham and Tottenham.
“Leicester have Liverpool, Newcastle, West Ham. Forest have Southampton, Chelsea, Arsenal and Palace.
“I feel all of them have difficult games. Even Everton, City, Wolves and Bournemouth.
“Everton probably have the easiest run in because Wolves and Bournemouth are basically safe, and Everton are fighting for their lives so they will give that little bit extra.
“But only thing I would say about teams being safe is that sometimes they play better football. Because the team is more relaxed.
“There is free rein, free flowing, no pressure. Everyone becomes professional footballers because there’s no pressure.
“So as much as Wolves and Bournemouth are safe, it could go either way.”