After missing Everton’s triumph over Newcastle United, player Donny van de Beek had a message for his teammates.
After missing Everton’s stunning triumph over Newcastle United, the former Manchester United star has finally spoken out.
Due to illness, the Dutchman was not included in the matchday squad to play the resurgent Magpies. The match exploded into life in the second half when a fan cable-tied himself to the Everton post, resulting in 14 minutes of stoppage time.
Allan was then sent off for a cynical foul on the halfway line, before Alex Iwobi fired the Toffees to a crucial three points in the ninth minute of added time.
Frank Lampard’s team are edging closer to Premier League safety as they teeter on the brink of relegation, with Norwich, Burnley, and Watford all battling for survival. Van de Beek was unable to attend the match, but he sent a message to his teammates following the victory.
According to his Instagram story, he wrote:
“What a game @everton,” following their return to winning ways. Iwobi’s winner stretches the gap between themselves and the bottom three to three points.
Van de Beek swapped Old Trafford for Goodison Park on deadline day as he became Lampard’s first signing after he replaced Rafa Benitez as Toffees head coach. Prior to the illness, he featured in all of Everton’s matches.