Lampard admitted he was “overwhelmed” with the feeling of emotion of securing safety in the top flight. He added: “What it means to this club and the circumstances we did it in, because at half-time we weren’t dead and buried but people on the outside would probably say that.
“And then the character of this club, fans, players just dragged us through. The spirit of the club was immense, immense.
“I’m overwhelmed and I’ve got so much thanks for people because there’s a lot of people who have worked so hard for that, to get over the line today. Namely the players, the fans, the board, my staff. Huge night for Everton and now we want to take that forward.”
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