Nothing to be proud of if that is how they behave.
Enough about that, onto the football.
Split’s Stadion Poljud is expected to be full to its 34,198 capacity, and a hostile atmosphere awaits Ronald Koeman‘s troops.
Sandwiched in the middle of a very difficult week for Everton, the 2-0 advantage secured at the Grand Old Lady last week will hopefully ease a bit of pre-match nerves.
If Koeman feels he needs to rest players from Monday night’s Etihad bout in preparation for Sunday’s big test against champions Chelsea he’ll feel safe to do so with a comfortable lead already in the Blues’ hands.
Split have the benefit of an extra day of rest before the clash.
They played on Sunday and enjoyed a 4-0 victory away at bottom side Rudeš who finished with ten men.
So a few factors going in the Croatians favour, but does Koeman seem like a man to mess about?
Introducing the Everton Mishmash!
A man who found himself unhappy after last week’s 2-0 success because of the second half display.
A man with standards.
Really happy with our performances in the first half, unhappy about the second. Fourth clean sheet in a row! #efchttps://t.co/IVbOdNmWRZ
Evertonians will be hoping for a Gylfi Sigurdsson start in this one, time to see what he’s all about.
An early away goal or two may dispel any jitters but the thought of Everton sitting back and protecting their lead will be in the back of the mind. We all know how well that’s gone in the past… Dynamo Kyiv.
So a nice and easy professional victory to knock these crowd troubling mad men out the competition is what we need, but is it ever really that simple?