Tom Davies hoping to kick on for Everton and England

The England under-19 captain is confident that his teammates can kick on at domestic and international level

Tom Davies hoping to kick on for Everton and England
Tom Davies has featured three times in the league for Everton this season | Photo: Tony McArdle/EFC/Getty Images

Everton youngster Tom Davies is confident his side can bounce back from their recent 5-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea, insisting that there is still a good atmosphere around the club.

The classy midfielder was speaking to VAVEL UK after captaining England U19 to a comfortable victory over Luxembourg on Thursday evening, which saw them get their UEFA Under-19 Championship qualifying campaign off to a positive start.

England dominated throughout the game and could have had more to show for their efforts, but Davies insisted that the England camp were simply happy with the three points.

England happy with solid win

“We’re definitely happy with the win,” he smiled after the game. “We got the clean sheet and two goals, which is always good.

“They were a good side, they were set up well, so we’re happy to get the three points.”

It was quite a change in surroundings for Davies after his exploits for the Toffees in the Premier League at the weekend.

From a packed and boisterous Stamford Bridge, the midfielder admitted that it was strange to be playing in the rather more humble surroundings of Rhyl FC’s Corbett Sports Stadium within the space of a week.

“It’s strange, it’s definitely different coming from a stadium like that that’s full and to come to this different type of scenario but you’ve definitely still got to give the team the same respect as any you would.

“It’s different but it’s definitely enjoyable.”

Toffees can bounce back against Swansea

Everton were on the receiving end of perhaps the performance of the season so far as Eden Hazard and Chelsea dismantled the Toffees at the weekend, but Davies was clear that the atmosphere around the club is still a positive one after a good start to the season.

“There’s still definitely a good feeling. We’ve just got to get the Chelsea result out of the way and hopefully get back to winning ways next week against Swansea.”

Meanwhile, back on the international stage, Davies is hopeful that his side can kick on in their upcoming qualifying games against Wales and Greece.

“We’ve got a good group,” he said. “I think that if we perform like we know we can, we can definitely win both of those games.”