Vitaliy Mykolenko has expressed his “love” for Evertonians as he helped the club to a much-needed three points over Leicester City on Sunday.
The Ukranian left-back scored a spectacular volley to open the scoring and despite being pulled back Mason Holgate ensured the Merseysiders left with a win to move a point clear of the bottom three with a game in hand.
Mykolenko, who is valued at £16.2 million (as per Transfermarkt), was included in Garth Crooks’ team of the week alongside the inspired Jordan Pickford and heralded the full-back for his performance sighting his “courage and resilience” considering the situation in his home country.
Will Everton stay up?
The 22-year-old was also complimentary after the game and has praised the Toffees’ supporters for the part they played in steering their team over the line.
Speaking to the club’s official website he said:
“And the fans… Wow. Our fans are always brilliant – at home, away. It doesn’t matter where we play, they are always brilliant.
“I want to thank the fans a lot.
“I love them.”
TIF Thoughts on Everton…
Heading into Sunday’s fixture, Frank Lampard’s side were two points from safety and knew that three of their five remaining matches were on the road where they have struggled desperately this season.
We asked the question whether they could perform as they did at Goodison Park when they were backed by raucous home support in their 1-0 victory over Chelsea and at the King Power Stadium they showed they can.
No side has taken fewer points than the Blues on the road this season as they picked up just their second away win of the campaign but with a game in hand at Watford to come on Wednesday night it was vital that they broke their duct and now with successive wins they have momentum on their side and will have the chance to move further clear of danger when they head to Vicarage Road.