Ahead of the match at Goodison Park tonight, Eddie Howe has many injury concerns to deal with. In all honesty, I do feel for the English manager as it must be like playing Tetris with the current starting eleven, trying to work around an endless list of injuries. Well, one of those injury blows has been made easier to deal with as Howe has praised the main hero in dealing with the Sven Botman injury spell.
Sven Botman has been injured for what seems like ages now and having returned to training recently, the signs are looking positive for his hopefully imminent return. However, Howe has a conundrum on his hands as Jamaal Lascelles, the captain who has replaced Botman during his spell on the treatment table, has been in immense form.
However, Howe hasn't spoken about Lascelles and instead, his praise has been focused on Fabian Schar. With the Sven Botman injury, Schar's invlovement in filling the gap has been overlooked. See, the experienced defender has moved from his usual position on the right-hand side of the centre back duo to play as the left-sided centre back, while Lascelles plays on the right.
Some of Schar's best performances have come during the spell with Sven Botman out of the starting eleven, which speaks volumes about his immense mentality.
"Delighted" Eddie Howe praises unsung hero - He's made the Sven Botman injury easier
As per the Geordie Boot Boys, Howe has been full of praise for Fabian Schar ahead of the Everton vs Newcastle match in the Premier League. The English boss had the following to say...
"“Probably never seen [Schar] in, mentally, such a good place. Confidence to step forward with the ball. He did it a couple of times against Man United and was a real attacking weapon for us. Delighted with where he’s at.""- Eddie Howe
What do you make of Fabian Schar's performances of late?