Confidence building as Everton exit relegation zone – Vitalii Mykolenko
Vitalii Mykolenko has insisted confidence is building at Everton after escaping the Premier League relegation zone.
The Ukraine international’s superb volley helped the Toffees climb out of the bottom three after a 2-1 win at Leicester on Sunday.
Mason Holgate’s header sealed victory and Mykolenko believes they can improve further after Frank Lampard’s side secured their first away win since August.
“Every game I feel more and more confident,” he told the club’s official website.
“The manager gave me a lot of confidence, especially during the breaks between games when we had the chance to work on the training ground.
“I had conversations with him and afterwards I felt more and more confident.
“The most important thing, by far, was three points for us. The game was very difficult, but we came out with the win and that’s what makes me the happiest.
“All that matters in the remaining games is getting wins. It doesn’t matter who we play.
“We need three points every game – and that’s what we’re aiming for.”
Leicester equalized through Patson Daka’s first goal since February but remain 14th after the defeat ended a disappointing week following their Europa Conference League semi-final exit against Roma.
“It’s very disappointing,” Daka told LCFC TV. “The most disappointing thing is that we had control of the game.
“We did everything right until the set piece, which is the most frustrating part for us.
“We started very well. I think that’s something we’ve done in the last few games – start well.
“Football is a game of chance, so if you don’t take a chance and the other team takes a chance, whoever takes a chance will win the game.
“The way we played the game, the result doesn’t go along with that. It’s so frustrating for us.