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·27 September 2022

Everton boss Lampard hails Tarkowski, Coady impact

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Everton boss Frank Lampard is delighted with the impact of his summer defensive signings James Tarkowski and Conor Coady.

Writing for evertonfc.com, Lampard declared: "It's been welcoming to see the defensive steel across the team, which has given us the second best defensive record in the Premier League. That's down to the players: the one who were here last season and the ones who came in during the summer.

"Everyone will look to Conor and Tarky but the players drive each other on in training. As a team, everyone is involved so it's testament to the hard work across the squad. The reality is we've now set a standard which means whoever comes into the team has to deliver defensively and make us hard to beat. If you're hard to beat in this league, you give yourself a chance and we've shown that so far this season. That's something we just cannot lose.

"James and Conor are top players. Conor's currently away with the England squad, Tarky has been an England international. We brought them in with an understanding of the level of player but when you meet them the understanding of who they are in the dressing room and at the training ground is huge."

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