Everton legend Lee Carsley says former club does well when its back is against the wall as he predicts Goodison Park will be an 'intimidating place' for sides after points deduction

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By Jack Gaughan for MailOnline

Published: 18:50 EST, 20 November 2023 | Updated: 18:50 EST, 20 November 2023

Everton favourite Lee Carsley insisted that Goodison Park will travel live aft nan unprecedented 10-point conclusion handed down by nan Premier League.

Carsley, who spent six years pinch nan Toffees, is backmost astatine nan stadium for nan last clip coming erstwhile England's Under 21s return connected Northern Ireland.

And nan 49-year-old believes nan disciplinary proceedings will galvanise nan area and players arsenic they conflict survival.

'Obviously it's a rustle but playing for this club, we look to do good erstwhile our backs are against nan wall,' nan ex-midfielder said.

'I wouldn't expect thing different from that to beryllium fair. The relationship betwixt nan squad and nan fans seems very beardown astatine nan infinitesimal and I consciousness they've sewage nan champion chance to triumph erstwhile that's aligned.

'It's an intimidating spot for nan guidance - I've seen some sides, wherever it's really difficult for nan guidance but it's conscionable arsenic difficult for nan location squad if you're not playing good aliases they consciousness there's a deficiency of effort. It's ever easier erstwhile nan fans are down nan team.' 

Sean Dyche's side, who are now associated bottommost pinch Burnley, person won 4 of nan past 7 successful nan convention and Carsley believes he is nan cleanable head to steer them clear of danger.

'He seems to get nan club,' Carsley added. 'I publication and perceive to a batch of nan things he talks astir successful position of values, behaviours and environment. That's precisely what nan fans want.

'The squad were successful a bully position, playing good - they'd picked up and put themselves successful a really bully position.'


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