By Beck Pascal

14th May, 2022 | 2:10pm

Demarai Gray sends Everton teammates major 'carried away' warning

Demarai Gray has sent a stark warning to his Everton teammates who can’t afford to get “carried away” before the season is over. 

The Blues have taken massive strides towards Premier League safety in recent weeks notching seven points in their last three games but remain just two points above the drop zone in 16th.

With Burnley and Leeds still having the chance to overtake them, the winger put the onus on his teammates to finish the season with a flurry.

Gray told Everton: “Ultimately, nothing has changed, nothing is secured yet. We still have a job to finish and that’s the focus for us now.

“We can’t get carried away and be complacent because it’s only a few wins. We can’t focus on what’s happening elsewhere either. All we can do is work hard and focus on our games.”

He added: “Regardless of the situation that we’re in, Sunday I feel is a game that we can win. 

“It’s at home and with our fans, we have the advantage. When we have their support our mentality and the way we approach the game changes. 

“We have to stay calm; we have good quality in the group. As long as our mentality is right then personally, I feel that we’ll be fine.”

Focus.

This is a great mentality from one of the newer players at Everton which undoubtedly means it will be coursing through the entire squad and rightly so. 

The job isn’t done, far from it actually with one bad result and the Blues’ relegation rivals crashing them back down to the relegation zone and reality. 

All of the hard work has been done with massive upsets against Manchester United and Chelsea as well as picking up several points on the Toffees’ travels. 

They have two very winnable home games coming up and Lampard’s side simply can’t afford to rest on their laurels.

These are the types of games that can catch you out – it’s easy enough to get up for the clashes against big teams when your back is against the wall and that level of performance needs to be maintained against supposed lesser opposition.

In other Everton news, Sean Dyche has lifted the lid on a private talk with Lampard after he insulted the Blues.

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