Dele Alli admits to Everton’s issues with a subtle jab at teammates – Daily Star

Dele Alli admits to Everton’s issues with a subtle jab at teammates – Daily Star

Frank Lampard lasted just a year in charge at Goodison after being appointed in January 2022. Sean Dyche replaced him at the helm and completed a salvage mission as Everton retained their top-flight status on the final day of last season.

During Sky’s Monday Night Football for Chelsea vs Everton, Alli expressed his high regard for Lampard, but also mentioned that Lampard may have underestimated the size of the task at Goodison. Alli also revealed that some of Lampard’s team-mates did not buy into his style of play, stating, “Frank wanted to play football, attacking pressing.

Some players did and some players didn’t.”

Alli said, “Having a conversation with Frank before I joined, his ideas and the way he wanted to play, I don’t think he realised how difficult the job was going to be at Everton.” He added, “But to go away on loan to Besiktas and come back and see the transformation of the club. They had the points deducted, but if they didn’t have the points deducted it more highlights the way the club is going.

Coming back and seeing a real identity, it was so clear. With Frank, it wasn’t his fault, but he wanted to play and press but the club was going through a transition.”

Concerning Lampard’s departure, it seems that his underestimation of the job’s difficulty and the club’s transitional phase were contributing factors.

These might have resulted in a mismatch between Lampard’s vision and the club’s current state.


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