Even though most of his Everton teammates were off to New York for a bonding session, Joseph Yobo decided to remain behind to work on fitness and recover fully from injuries. It’s like he’s some sort of twilight zone version of West Ham’s Anton Ferdinand – willing to put the club that makes him rich ahead of a boozy weekend with mates.
â€œWe are doing a bit of work to keep ourselves going,â€ Yobo said today. â€œThere is a long time before the next game and we have to keep our fitness up.
â€œEvery game is getting bigger for us, especially now that we are in sixth position. That is what we wanted. We have got it now, but we havenâ€™t done all the work. We want a European place.