Everton manager Frank Lampard has praised his sides performance after securing his first Premier League win since taking over.
The Toffees thrashed Leeds 3-0 with goals coming from Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane and Anthony Gordon as Everton bounced back from a disappointing defeat at Newcastle in midweek.
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Speaking to the media after the game, Lampard was full of praise for the way his side played in securing their first league win since early December.
“It was nice! An incredible afternoon. What we did today was something special in terms of the performance. It showed an attitude, aggression and work rate. The fans, when they see what the players are putting into the game… What they give us. It has to be the start.
“I can see the talent. Individually you go through the team and there’s ability in there. It was about being a strong unit and fighting for the fans.
Goodison, you were incredible today.
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— Everton (@Everton) February 12, 2022
“You have to be solid against Leeds. It was a great reaction, the fans would have enjoyed it – I certainly did. We need to use it for a base for where we want to go in the league.
“Relief is three points and the table looks slightly better this week but I’m just so proud of the performance. I haven’t seen a performance like that in the first half for, pfft… That has made me really happy. We need to build.
“I thought Donny van de Beek was great. To play like that at home – his calmness, work rate and intelligence was great. Dele Alli was active when he came on. There will be more from them both. They are great additions and I believe they will get better.
“I’ve had a lot of support since I came to this club. It’s humbling for me to have the fans supporting me so well.
“I’ve been here for two weeks. The fans love this club with a passion. When you’re here you understand it’s their life and how much it means to them. We can do a lot here.”