Everton’s Tom Davies has said that he and his teammates are disappointed to have lost today’s game against Arsenal but added it was a ‘proud moment’ to be named as the clubs captain for the day.
Despite the 2-0 scoreline suggesting that it was a comfortable afternoon for the Gunners, it couldn’t actually be further from the truth, with Arsenal’s creaky defence offering up chance after chance to Everton’s pacey front line of Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin.
Arsenal would grab their fifth win on the spin thanks to a fine strike from Alexandre Lacazette, and a blatantly offside goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubayang, and speaking after the game, Davies admitted that the Blues players were disappointed to come away from the game empty-handed:
“We are disappointed. I thought we were good in the first half, but if you don’t take your chances, they will punish you here,” the 20-year-old told Sky Sports.
“If we score it would have made a difference, but they sucker punched us and it is difficult to take. We worked hard all week but it wasn’t enough so we will try and get a good result next week.”
Speaking about being made Captain, Davies said: “It’s a proud moment for me with my family watching on, I would like to keep hold of it. With some senior players out, I’m actually quite experienced, so I feel like it’s a natural role for me to take on.”
Davies becomes the youngest player to ever Captain the Toffees in the Premier League.