Everton boss Ronald Koeman says that the defeat against Tottenham on Saturday is something he wants his players to put right against Atalanta in the Europa League tomorrow evening.
The Blues travel to Italy in the first of the group stage games, and will take with them a sting in the ear after Koeman expressed his displeasure at losing to Spurs at home.
“The defeat against Spurs is not what we expect from ourselves. After last weekend we need to react. If you lose the game you get another opportunity to put it right, so I am confident about tomorrow,” he said.
“I am the manager and I take this competition really seriously. For every club, to be part of Europe is important. We were out for many years but now we are back.
“Let’s hope the journey takes us a long way in Europe – but we have to fight for it.”
“Now everyone realises it is a tough competition. You start it and you want to win it, taking it step by step.”