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“I went through a lot of stages in my youth career when I lost a lot of confidence. But that is natural. You learn from your mistakes. Being around first-team players and taking advice, my confidence has grown and grown. Football was my life and I was confident I would make it someday. I haven’t yet. But I am working hard to reach that point,” says Anthony Gordon. [EFC]
Gordon looks to have been hitting the weights as well during quarantine.
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My G & Everton’s @anthony.gordon59 looking in serious shape just 3 weeks into training with myself whilst we are isolating together . - We have been doing a mixture of both sports specific & weight training these past few weeks whilst also increasing his calorie intake. As you can see it’s paying off massively . - Can’t wait to see what we can do this next month & excited to see Ant reap the rewards of his hard graft out on the pitch when all this blows over ⚽️ . - ‘YOU CANT CHEAT THE GRIND’
Napoli will reportedly edge out Everton for rumoured defender Gabriel. [Sport Witness via Sky Sport Italy]
Everton loanee Kieran Dowell recorded a hat-trick and an assist yesterday in Wigan Athletic’s thumping of Hull City.
@kierandowell1 #wafc ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/VJzZltrWHB— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) July 14, 2020
It was a remarkable game with the Latics racing out into a seven-goal lead before the break, and finally winning 8-0, with the USMNT’s former Everton left back Antonee Robinson hitting the woodwork but not picking up any goals or assists of his own.
“Ancelotti has only been at Everton half a season with lockdown but Everton have had both good and bad results – so it’s nothing more than expected. Ancelotti is going to have to be ruthless to get Everton competing again, and I think he will be. In the transfer window, something has to be done with new personnel put in the midfield to lighten it up. If there’s not a midfield to protect the back four, then you can’t really challenge the top six which is what needs to be done,” says Kevin Campbell. [Genting Bet]
The Blues are reportedly still in hot pursuit of Napoli midfielder Allan.
Talks continue between #Everton and #Napoli for the brazilian midfielder #Allan. He is the first choice for #Toffees manager Carlo #Ancelotti. Also #AtleticoMadrid have asked info for Allan in the last days. #transfers #EFC— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) July 14, 2020
What To Watch
Burnley face Wolves, Newcastle take on Spurs, and Arsenal play Liverpool. The Blues will need nothing short of a number of miracles to qualify for the Europa League.
Full schedule of games here.