Lampard issues verdict on Seamus Coleman display in Everton draw
Frank Lampard has told the official Everton website that he thought that Seamus Coleman was sensational as the Toffees earned a point in their fight for Premier League survival.
Everton secured another important result at Goodison Park on Wednesday. Had they been offered a point ahead of their game against Leicester, it would be no surprise if many of their fans would have refused to take it.
Everton have been a different animal at home. And they would have fancied their chances of securing another win against the Foxes.
However, as the full-time whistle blew, securing a point seemed to be a big result. Everton equalised in stoppage-time at the end of the second-half thanks to Richarlison.
Lampard meanwhile, was particularly impressed with what he saw from the skipper in the draw that lifts them four points clear of the bottom three.
“We are in a phase where we need to fight… and show commitment,” he told the official Everton website.
“The players did that – we started slowly but they showed commitment through the game.
“My captain, Seamus, was sensational, in terms of his attitude – and we got the point we deserved.”
Seamus Coleman shows Everton will have to fight rather play their way out of trouble
Coleman was not flawless on Wednesday. He made a brilliant challenge early on. But he also left Harvey Barnes in all kinds of space for the opening goal in the first five minutes.
But what Coleman now lacks in quality, he more than makes up for in fight and desire. No player on either side made more tackles than the 33-year-old, according to Whoscored.
Everton have not got the quality to play their way out of bother this season, it seems. But they certainly have the tools to battle and scrap away from trouble.
Coleman sets the standard on that front. And Lampard clearly felt that he got a captain’s performance from him on Wednesday.
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