Leeds United beat Huddersfield Town 3-0 yesterday.
Leeds went into the break 2-0 up at the John Smith’s Stadium, after they grabbed two late goals, but Evans was not impressed by his team’s performance.
And he told his players, on no uncertain terms, that they would need to raise their games in the second-period, as opposition sides are so motivated to beat them.
“It was a disappointing performance for 40 minutes,” Evans admitted. “It didn’t change what we said at half-time, the two-goals. We said to them at half-time that when you play for this football club, it means the world for teams to beat you.
“We felt Huddersfield would be like that and we rode our luck a bit early doors, with fantastic support, but with our first piece of quality we scored.”
Thankfully for Leeds, Evans’ demanding team-talk paid off and Leeds went on to win the fixture 3-0.
The Whites scored their goals through Mirco Antenucci, Chris Wood and Alex Mowatt – and the three points was hugely important for them.
Leeds have made a poor start to the season, but they have now won back-to-back matches for the first time and they are starting to climb up the table.
Evans has guided his side into 15th place, and if they can beat a struggling Rotherham United side in their next match, they could move into the top-half.