Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth has admitted that Sunday’s Premier League game with Watford is “massive” for everyone at the club.
The Toffees suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat away to Lyon in the Europa League – a result meaning that Everton can’t progress to the last-32 of the competition.
During the defeat, defender Cuco Martina was forced to hospital after landing awkwardly and is set to remain there overnight.
After the game, Unsworth said: “Cuco was concussed & complaining of pains down his neck. He’s gone straight to hospital for X-rays & scans. We wish him all the best.”
The caretaker boss rested a number of players for the game in France and will now have to get his team ready for a crucial game at Goodison Park.
“We can’t defend the way we did and expect to win a game. We now have a massive game. A must win game.
“We can’t cave in the way we do when we concede a goal. We need to rectify that very, very quickly.”
The former Everton defender is still unsure whether he will be given the vacant role on a permanent deal. “It’s not about me. It’s about the football club. It’s about getting over this disappointing result.
“Sunday is a huge game for me, huge game for the club and I’ve left the players in no uncertain terms that it’s a huge game for them.” Unsworth added.