Alonso: Let’s keep riding this wave

Alonso was a constant threat going forward against Everton, setting up Kai Havertz for the deflected opener and nearly doubling our tally before the interval. He is enjoying the left wing-back role once again.

‘It is not easy to go through the middle, so I like to do these runs from wide to inside,’ he revealed.

‘I’m happy I got the assist and I am a little bit disappointed with that chance. I was close to scoring but I have to keep working and hopefully the next one will go in.

‘When you are controlling the game like we did it gives you a little bit more freedom, but all we need to get together and defend well. That’s what we aim for, and that’s how it has to be to keep improving in the right way.’