Long confesses to abiding the hours between recreations strumming his guitar and the Republic of Ireland hit-man pulled the strings to enable Saints to thunder back to shape after five straight annihilations.
In the event that Koeman’s men can keep on producing exhibitions like this Long may need to pack up his tune book for an European visit next season.
Previous Hull and West Brom expert Long stated: “I consider parcels individuals haven’t the faintest idea what they are looking at, saying stuff like our air pocket has blasted.
“On the off chance that you’d came to watch us and seen the recreations, you would be content with the exhibitions.
“You’d be frustrated with the outcomes like we were however we realized that on the off chance that we continued doing the correct things that things would turn our direction and we’d get that rub of the green and take our risks when they come.
“It is an intense couple of weeks coming up and recreations simply come consistently so it is genuinely determined.
“In any case, we have a couple of fellows over from suspension now and possibly maybe a couple debilitating to return from damage. The greater the squad, the better to adapt to these diversions.”
Long’s organization with top-scorer Graziano Pelle was one of the key factors in the win and Everton team Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin found the combine excessively hot.
After Romelu Lukaku had transformed a James Ward-Prowse corner into his own net seven minutes previously the break there was just regularly going to be one victor.
Graziano Pelle puts his side 2-0 ahead with a guaranteed finishRIDING HIGH: Graziano Pelle puts his side 2-0 ahead with a guaranteed complete [GETTy]
Pelle cleared in his eleventh objective of the season to make it 2-0 on 65 minutes before Maya Yoshida handed over Steven Davis’ cross with his shoulder eight minutes from time to seal an unequivocal triumph.
Adolescent midfielder Harrison Reed additionally urged his full Premier League make a big appearance as Saints’ reality celebrated youth foundation keeps on delivering.
New confronted Reed, 19, demonstrated a development past his years, upstaging Everton hotshot Ross Barkley and was named ‘exceptional’ by upbeat manager Koeman.
Everton looked a sad remnant of the side who verged on sneaking into the main four last season yet Toffees supervisor Roberto Martinez still trusts his men can mount a Champions League challenge.
“I consider parts individuals have no idea what they are looking at, saying stuff like our air pocket has blasted”
Martinez stated: “I think the class is more open this season than it was in the last battle. At this stage the initial three positions were taken and I don’t feel that is the situation now.
“Southampton and West Ham have been the best groups so far this season when you take a gander at the way they performed. That opens a genuine aggressive edge for the best six and I think there are a considerable measure of focuses to battle for.