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Digne stands up for struggling Marco Silva

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After a rough start to the season, Everton bounced back in a big win against West Ham where the Toffees took the 1-0 win at Goodison Park.

This win also probably saved Marco Silva’s job as the manager of Everton, given that he was on the hot seat lately.

The Toffees, however, are far from resolving their crisis. They’re tied with Manchester United at ten points, standing 15th in the league table.

Despite the bad start, the players seem to like playing under Silva, who now received support from his left-back, Lucas Digne.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: Lucas Digne of Everton is challenged by James McArthur of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton FC at Selhurst Park on April 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 27: Lucas Digne of Everton is challenged by James McArthur of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton FC at Selhurst Park on April 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Talking to Liverpool Echo, Digne praised his manager, saying:

“He gave a lot of confidence to the players and very good advice,” Digne told the Liverpool Echo.

“For me he is one of the best coaches I’ve had and I am sure he can be one of the best in the world”

“The mood [in the build-up] was perfect.”

However, Digne didn’t stop there, adding:

“When we prepare for a game, he chooses the tactics and then he gives you the advice. When you play in the game you can see it’s the solution. He is a really good coach.”

Asked about the pressure of bad league start, Digne replied:

“You can feel that we had lost four games consecutively but everybody came with a good mentality and we saw on the pitch against West Ham.

“The mentality was totally different and we played very fast, with intensity, we won every challenge and we didn’t concede chances or nothing,” said the Frenchman.

Everton will look to extend their winning streak as they face the struggling Brighton next week.

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