Jamie Carragher has offered his verdict on Everton’s chances of survival in the Premier League following their brutal 5-0 defeat to Tottenham on Monday.
Everton, who now sit one place and one point above the relegation places in the Premier League, are on a terrible run of form. The Merseyside club have lost 11 of their last 14 games. With Frank Lampard, who took over recently, Toffees fans hope their side can revive the season somehow.
On Monday night, Everton travelled to north London, where they were thrashed 5-0 by Antonio Conte’s side.
Spurs, who have been up and down themselves this season, easily disposed of their opponents on the night. They cut through the away side with clever play and took advantage of the visitors’ sloppy defending.
Everton still have 13 games left to play this season. However, with fixtures against six of the current top eight clubs to come, Lampard and his side have a task on their hands if they want to remain in England’s top division.
What did Jamie Carragher make of the Everton defence?
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher slammed Everton’s back four on Sky Sports after the game.
Despite being a former Liverpool player, Carragher grew up a Toffees fan, making him a prominent voice when discussing the club as a pundit.
“When you talk about a team being too good to go down, well that’s because we look at Everton’s strikers Richarlison, (Dominic) Calvert-Lewin. This back four is a Championship back four. There’s absolutely no doubt about this whatsoever.”
Carragher insists Goodison Park is most important thing for Everton
Jamie Carragher revealed that he believes Goodison Park is what will save Everton this year. The Merseyside stadium can possess a ferocious atmosphere when the team is on top, and it is critical that the fans get behind the players.
“The only way this team is going to stay up is Goodison Park. One of the reasons why I think appointing Frank Lampard at the time was that he was the only candidate that the supporters brought in and were happy.
“It hasn’t been a great start, but there has been an atmosphere and energy at Goodison Park. We have mentioned how many home games they have left, which is eight, because you can’t see them picking up the points away from home.
“The only thing about playing away from home, it is easy to play at home as you have the crowd behind you, but when you go away from home, it is not just about quality, it is about personality, and that’s when you see the teams are at the bottom or at the top.
“When a team is bad away from home, the first thing that comes into my head is that they are weak, and that can never be Everton.
“When I look at those first two home games, Newcastle at home, Wolves at home, you would expect Everton to get at least four points from those games. If those two games saw Everton come out with one point, I think it would be the first time in my life that I would believe that Everton could go down.
“If Everton do not win their next two home games, I think Everton have a massive problem.”
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