Silva happy as Toffees bounce back
Everton boss Marco Silva hopes his side have found a turning point in their season following the 3-0 win at Cardiff last night.
Gylfi Sigurdsson scored twice and Dominic Calvert-Lewin added another in stoppage time as Everton climbed two Premier League places to ninth, ending a three-match losing streak in the process.
"I am delighted with the result and the attitude of the players," Everton boss Silva said. "Credit to the players, our performance was back to the normal levels.
"When you are winning the confidence can return. We knew they were strong and would compete hard for second balls."
Asked if this victory could provide a turning point after his position had come under scrutiny following a run of five defeats in six games in all competitions, Silva replied: "We hope so.
"We have been missing some consistency as a team and have lost confidence. We have been up and down many times. One of the things I want is more consistency.
Everton host title-chasing Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Sunday, and Silva said: "We now have a special match for our fans and hope to give them a good feeling.
"Sunday is a really important game. But it will be a different game in front of our fans and we expect a fantastic atmosphere."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.