Fans of Everton have been reacting to training footage which was released by the Toffees on their official Twitter account.
On Tuesday, the Goodison Park club posted footage of the first team doing a warm-up exercise and also various goals scored during training matches (per Everton).
Alongside the footage of the warm-up exercise and training matches, there is also footage of Moise Kean, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin taking part in a shooting drill.
To accompany the video, the Toffees’ Twitter account stated: ‘Sun, fitness and finishing’.
The Toffees have been back in training since mid-May after it was revealed on the 18th that Premier League shareholders had voted to allow small-sided sessions (per Everton).
A further statement last week then revealed that contact training was allowed again (per Everton) and evidence of this was seen in the footage.
The day after the announcement was made on contact training returning, it was revealed that the league’s shareholders had voted for Premier League matches to resume on 17th June (per Everton).
After the footage of the Toffees in training was shared to social media, though, supporters aired their reactions to the behind-the-scenes clips.
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— Everton (@Everton) June 2, 2020
The best training ground in the pl
— Liam Hughes (@LiamHug21600079) June 2, 2020
Kean, Richarlison and DCL look to be doing well here ? can’t forget big mick tho scored more than half the players there and he’s a Centre half ???
— Charlie Fisher (@Charliefish07) June 2, 2020
With the planned matches on 17th June being Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal, the Toffees’ season will likely resume over the following weekend.
Will the Toffees improve upon their current 12th position in the Premier League over the remainder of the season?
Yes, it could happen
No, not going to happen
Plz stop these birds eye training vids get someone on ground level
— michael (@MConnor1878) June 3, 2020
Moise Kean looking proper sharp there ?
— Chris addison (@Addo1878) June 2, 2020
In the same day as the footage was released by the club, though, it was also revealed by the Toffees that Yerry Mina had suffered a muscle injury and will be absent for ‘several weeks’ (per Everton).
So, after Everton used the word ‘fitness‘ in their tweet alongside the training video, some supporters believed that it was a poor choice of words.
Sun, fitness, finishing, and injuries…
— Graeme Mock (@GraemeMock) June 2, 2020
Fitness?? Dropping like flies like but yeah FITNESS ?
— Manny (@mannnnny80) June 2, 2020
As can be seen in these responses from some of the Goodison Park faithful, it appeared that the club’s training footage divided opinion amongst fans.