Gylfi Sigurdsson shares what was said in Everton dressing room at half-time against Crystal Palace

Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on February 10, 2018 in...

Everton were far too strong for Crystal Palace in the Premier League yesterday.

Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2018 in London, England.

Toffees ace Gylfi Sigurdsson spoke to reporters in the aftermath of his side's hard-fought victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League yesterday, and opened up on what was said in the home dressing room during the half-time break, as quoted by the club's official website.

Everton remained in ninth spot in the Premier League table after their win over the Eagles, but they are now just two points adrift of seventh placed Burnley, although after the money spent by both Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce over the course of the last two transfer windows, this season must be judged as a failure so far.

Everton's Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (L) has an unsuccessful shot during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park in Liverpool,...

One of their big-name signings was Sigurdsson, who arrived from Swansea City in a deal believed to be worth in the region of £45 million, but he hasn't lived up to his expectations thus far, chipping in with just five goals and five assists in 29 appearances in all competitions.

The 28-year-old has made vast improvements over the past few weeks, however, and he told reporters how a half-time pep talk amongst the players helped them beat Palace, as quoted by the cub's official website:

Everton's Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (L) celebrates scoring their first goal to equalise 1-1 during the English FA Cup third round football match between Liverpool and Everton...

“At half time, we reminded ourselves how much we wanted to win this game, especially at home and with a few fixtures coming up which are very important for us. It was vital to get the three points.”

Next up for the Toffees is a trip to Watford on February 24th, and they will be looking to build on their victory over Palace with another win, and in doing so, begin their assault on the Europa League places.

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