Unsworth unsure about Everton future after Europa misery

Liam Headd

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.