Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
Is James Rodriguez a luxury or a necessity for Everton? [RBM]
When asked about what type of coach he is, Rafa Benitez had the following to say:
“I have passion one-on-one when I coach them. I think they can feel this passion and will try to make sure next time they can do this or that.” [EFC]
And Benitez’s influence extends past the first team, as he has taken an interest in the U-23 squad. [EFC]
Hear what Women’s Team Manager Willie Kirk had to say about his side’s 2–1 preseason win against Rangers.
| @WillieKirk gave his account on today's pre-season victory over Rangers.— Everton Women (@EvertonWomen) July 31, 2021
Two of Everton’s newest players — Anna Anvegård and Nathalie Björn — will compete for gold on Friday after Sweden defeated Australia 1-0 in Yokohama Monday morning. They will take on Canada who beat the United States 1-0 as well. [EFC]
On that note, 101 Great Goals — along with a myriad of other publications — are reporting that Rodriguez has been told he has no future on Merseyside.
Former Everton player Henry Onyekuru, who never played a game for the Toffees, is headed to Olympiakos and is proving the Blues right for moving on from him. [Echo]
Here’s a great but brief video of Everton’s US tour.
What To Watch
Richarlison will be in action early today as Brazil take on Sanchez and Mexico in the semifinals, and then hosts Japan play Spain in the other semi.
Champions League qualifiers continue as well.
Full schedule of games here.