Everton star Jack Harrison reveals reaction to 10-point deduction

Everton star Jack Harrison reveals how his team-mates reacted when news of their 10-point deduction broke… and first player to speak out says he has ‘every belief’ they can win points back

  • Jack Harrison is the first Everton to speak out after their points deduction
  • Harrison has revealed how the squad have reacted to the shock setback 
  • CHRIS SUTTON: Everton players must keep their heads – It’s All Kicking Off

Jack Harrison believes Everton’s 10-point deduction for breaching financial rules has only brought the club together and made the players more determined to bounce back stronger.

The Toffees’ punishment was announced last Friday, and Harrison is the first player to speak out since the news broke.

He has admitted that it came as a shock at first, but Harrison revealed the squad are not dwelling on the setback and are fully focused on climbing the table after dropping into the bottom three.

‘Obviously, we were taken by surprise,’ Harrison told BBC Sport. ‘I don’t think the club was expecting that and I think that’s why they’re going through the appeal and everything. 

‘But I’m probably more surprised by the reaction of the players. Everyone, I think, is in such a good place mentally and it’s generating this feeling of even though we’ve had 10 points deducted and you can throw that at us, but we’re going to come back twice as hard and do everything to come back twice as stronger.’

Jack Harrison has vowed that Everton will bounce back stronger after their points deduction

Harrison believes the setback has brought the squad together, and they are determined to win the points back

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Everton’s first game since their points deduction will be on Sunday afternoon when they host Manchester United at Goodison Park.

Protests are expected from the home fans, and they have received support from pundits, with the likes of Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher believing the club have been harshly treated by the Premier League.

The supporters are expected to create a hostile atmosphere, and Harrison feels the players must feed off the crowd this weekend and for the rest of the season to ensure they stay up. 

‘I think it’s just up to us now as players and as a club, and with the fans coming together to help drive that mentality and that willingness to compete every week and get those points back, ultimately,’ he added.

‘And I have every belief that we can do that.’

Everton head into this weekend in 19th place, but are just two points from safety. 

Sean Dyche’s side will look to bounce back when they face Manchester United on Sunday


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