Vitaly Mikolenko has revealed his concern over a new injury to Everton after he missed the Ukraine Nations League match with Scotland on Wednesday. Ukrainian media.
The left-back sat out the international standoff on September 21 after feeling “uncomfortable” in the Premier League’s win over West Ham at the weekend (18 September), and while he says he should be “good”, it is an additional concern for Frank Lampard. .
The Toffees boss saw his other side full-back Nathan Patterson stretched after starting the same match for Scotland, while he has already left centre-backs Yerry Mina, Ben Godfrey and Mason Holgate.
Talking to Ukrainian football official media Before the game at Hampden Park, Mikolenko said: “Most likely, I will not be able to help the players tomorrow, because so far I am not participating in training and not preparing for the match.
“I felt uncomfortable during the last game of the English Championship, today the doctors did a check and said everything is more or less fine, but we have to wait a bit.
“If the coaches take me, I will prepare for the upcoming meetings.”
The precautions taken by the Ukrainian group may have avoided another injury to the Toffees defense.
But Lampard will wonder what the curse is for the defensive players in his squad as they continue to struggle with appalling luck in this department.
Steve Clarke has admitted it doesn’t look good to stretch his man, and his ex-Chelsea teammate who’s back in Merseyside is hoping this won’t be a long lay-off.
Any issues with Mykolenko would be a double setback at a difficult time, just as the first win has been secured and the club is looking to build on a strong unbeaten streak to move up the table.
The two young full-backs have been an integral part of a defense that has come in full swing this season, along with centre-backs duo James Tarkowski and Conor Cody.
All four arrived at Everton only last year, but they changed their fortunes at the back, so with most of the current options already ruled out, it would be a Huge blow to that four piece everlet’s along in half, at this point.