Everton players were motivated to perform well against Chelsea

Everton player Seamus Coleman has confessed how hurt the team were following the defeat against West Ham which motivated the side to put on a top performance against Chelsea.

The Irishman said: “It wasn’t just a case of messing up against West Ham and getting on with it – it hurt for a few days. We have got a good bunch who want to do well for each other, do well for the manager and do well for the Club.”

“First and foremost, we needed to show up physically, get in and about them, get the crowd behind us. I thought the crowd played a massive part – they got right behind us.”

“At the start of the game, it wasn’t so much about quality – it was about getting stuck in, making tackles and pressing hard. In the end, our hard work paid off, with a bit of quality from Rom.”

“The first goal was special. He went past a couple of defenders and then it was a great finish. It’s something that we see every day in training and something that we know he is capable of. When he is on his game, there’s not many better in the Premier League. His goals show that and we are lucky to have him.”

“Win the next game is our aim,” he added. “It’s no secret or there’s no hiding behind the fact that we haven’t been good enough in the league this season. It’s a simple as that.”

“We want to give the fans something to be happy about and also build momentum for the FA Cup semi-final.”

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