Potter: Mac Allister was fantastic

Head coach delighted to see Argentinian’s double in win over Everton.

By Charlie Hanson • 02 January 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter was delighted for Alexis Mac Allister, after the Argentina international scored twice against the Toffees.

Graham Potter hailed Alexis Mac Allister’s performance after the midfielder’s two goals helped Albion to their 3-2 victory over Everton.

The Argentina midfielder scored from close range after three minutes to put Albion in front, before his wonderful half-volley with 20 minutes to play in the second half turned out to be the winner, after Dan Burn had nodded in Albion’s second midway through the first half.

“It’s important for us as a team that we have people contributing goals from different positions, not just the strikers,” Potter said. “I am delighted for Alexis. He has to be patient and support the team from the sides which he has done really well. He’s played three games in a week this week, I thought it was a fantastic performance from him.

By Paul Hazlewood
Alexis Mac Allister moved up to four Premier League goals for the season after his brace at Goodison Park.

“It’s been a fantastic week overall for us – seven points from Brentford [at home], Chelsea and Everton away is a really good return. We had to dig into at times but in the first half we played really well and were the better team.

“As is always the case at Everton, it’s difficult to control the game with the home crowd and you have to dig in and defend. We scored some good goals so I am delighted for the players and for our supporters who travelled and really got behind us as usual.”

The head coach believes the confidence taken from Albion’s performances against Brentford and Chelsea played a big part in Sunday’s win.

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter and Shane Duffy show their appreciation for the travelling supporters after the win at Everton.

“We’re in a decent moment – there’s only three teams who have lost fewer games than us in the league. We got confidence from the performance against Brentford and the result at Chelsea.

“That was probably reflected in our first-half performance, the boys were brave and created opportunities. But at Goodison Park, Everton don’t have to do too much to get their fans involved in the game and then it becomes hard to control things. We’re disappointed with the goals we conceded, but we’re delighted with the three points.”