Everton defender Ashley Williams has said that his former manager Coach Michael Laudrup helped him become more responsible but adds that Ronald Koeman has been wonderful as well since his move to Goodison Park.
Speaking at Everton’s Finch Farm training base the Welsh player spoke about defenders not forgetting the proven methods of playing with substance as against playing with ‘style’ from the back.
“There is going to come a point soon when it goes back to how it was. We’ve concentrated so much on attacking, I’m guessing a lot of people didn’t concentrate on the art of defending.
“Personally, I feel I’m a defender. That’s what I get paid to do. I get paid to stop the ball going in the net. I’m 32. Fans are never going to be surprised by what I do. You try to add to your game but you get paid to stop the ball going in the net,” Williams said.
Much emphasis has been placed on defenders being more into the attacking style of the team but Williams seem to hint that defenders should not forget their primary responsibility in the team which is to stop goals from opposing sides.