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Everton should copy Gareth Southgate blueprint for set-piece success

Everton manager Marco Silva has explained that he is desperate for his team to improve in an attacking sense from set-pieces this season.

The Toffees have the calibre of player to become dead-ball specialists, with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Lucas Digne both capable of providing wicked deliveries into the box.

Meanwhile, they have the likes of Yerry Mina, Kurt Zouma, Michael Keane and Cenk Tosun in their ranks that all provide an excellent aerial threat.

“We have to improve on our offensive set pieces and we are working on that because we have the conditions to score more goals in those moments,” Silva said, as quoted by the club’s official website.

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Everton should take a leaf out of the book of England’s national team if they want to make a real difference from set-pieces in the future.

Gareth Southgate’s side enjoyed unbelievable success at the World Cup in the summer en route to the semi-final, with a total of nine goals coming from set-pieces in the tournament.

Southgate implemented a real focus on set-piece coaching in training and even had a specialist in the shape of Allan Russell to maximise dead-ball situations.

It certainly paid off for England on the biggest stage of them all with some clever corner routines coming into play and it could be a smart move to mirror Southgate’s blueprint at Goodison Park.

Everton have some powerful players attacking the ball in the box and Yerry Mina is someone that should be able to chip in with his fair share of goals.

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