afa Benitez has insisted his squad will get better and better if Everton fans continue to support them after the spectacular victory over Arsenal.
Benitez has been under real pressure in recent weeks and it looked like the fans were about to turn on him, but he is hopeful the victory will help bring the whole club together.
“It’s clear that when the fans, the players, everyone stick together, we are stronger,” said Benitez.
“Everyone is really happy and I hope this is the right step forward.
“The VAR … I don’t know if the lines can be thicker or not?” It was against us. Everything is against you but the character that they showed today, with the fans behind, they can enjoy it.
“The fans were happy because the fans gave their all. they have a strong mentality and are ready to change things quickly.
“The fans expect a commitment. You can talk about mistakes and we concede because we made mistakes against a good team. In terms of engagement, the players are there and the fans appreciate it.
“They want to see a team that has spent a lot of money get better and better. We will do it. It will take time, but we will. everyone now has hope.
Lucas Digne was not involved in the win, as he completely missed the team.
There are rumors that the left-back fell out with the Everton manager, and Benitez did not deny this when asked after the game.
“The main thing for me is that the priority is the team – we have to focus on the team,” said Benitez.
“Ben Godfrey did really well last year, and I thought he might be a good option today.”