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Digne is perfect for Everton’s Christmas

Left back sparkled again in big Blues win

Burnley FC v Everton FC - Premier League
Lucas Digne celebrates with Marco Silva
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Everton turned the pre-Christmas frowns upside down today, thrashing Burnley 5-1 away for their biggest ever Premier League away win.

Lucas Digne grabbed a brace, the first from an exquisite freekick that curled past Joe Hart with no chance, and capped off the game with the fourth, a seeing-eye long-distance shot that travelled straight into the far right corner. The left back has already scored this month with another excellent freekick, with virtually the last kick of the game against Watford FC to nab a point.

The Frenchman had some of his family members fly over for the holidays, and though they didn’t have much to cheer about over the weekend, they were certainly entertained today.

Speaking to the BBC after the game, Digne said -

“We feel very good. After Sunday we needed to prove that we can win and play very well. It was an important win for club and the fans.

“We needed to start very well and after 30 minutes we were 3-0 up and it was fantastic.”

The last four years I have had five days or a week off but I prefer to play in front of the fans and the family. It’s perfect for Christmas.”

Digne had spoken to the Everton website ahead of the game and was relishing today’s clash, so things went quite well for him.

“It will be my first time playing on Boxing Day. I’m very happy to be playing over Christmas. Christmas is about spending time with your family - and Everton is my family.

“We know it will be a very hard game against Burnley. They are a really strong team. They play ‘English-style’ football and are very strong in the challenge.

“And it is always difficult when you play away. But every game is very important, the season is so long and anything can happen and we need the points to stay towards the top of the league.

“I am so happy to play in front of my family. They are in England for three weeks and it is an amazing opportunity.

“For me, it’s perfect because you can play football and then after spend time with your family.”