Everton might not have been at their lethal best against Sunderland at Goodison Park on Sunday in the English Premier League but manager David Moyes has no complaint at their 1-0 win over the Black Cats and remarks:
It was a terrific three points on the back of the game in midweek. We had a late arrival back on Friday coupled with travelling up here yesterday.
I keep getting told you don’t win games after playing in Europe, but I think we are proving one or two people wrong on that case.
We said to the players they had to put in a real professional performance today and a lot of people were maybe looking to see how we would react and the players certainly showed that by the performance and result today.
Everton lost 2-0 away to Fiorentina in the UEFA Cup in midweek but are still on track to qualify for next season’s version. Moreover, they might as well finish fourth in the Premiership this season and play in the UEFA Champions League next season.