Cenk Tosun & Everton
What’s going on with Turkish international Cenk Tosun?
Signed for 27 million pounds from Besiktas in January, Tosun has had a slow start to life at Everton.
Most would have expected Tosun to be involved regularly after the Toffees shelled out so much money on him. But in the club’s last match against Crytal Palace, Oumar Niasse featured while Tosun was left on the bench.
Sam Allardyce has also indicated that Tosun, who scored regularly in the Champions League for Besiktas this season, is not ready for Premier League football.
Cenk Tosun: It was difficult, now it’s perfect
On Thursday, a brand new interview with Cenk Tosun has been posted on Everton’s website.
In it the striker tries to paint his situation in a positive light. Tosun admitted he’s had problems, but he hopes that’s now behind him:
It’s hard physically, it’s a tough game, but I embrace this. The first few weeks were difficult maybe for my body and the adjustment, but I can feel already that I’m adapting and I’m more comfortable now.
I’ve settled in very well, I really believe that. But the training camp in Dubai was perfect to help me adapt even further to my new surroundings, my new club, a new league. We had a lot of fun along with the serious work and I hope it will help me on the pitch for the next games. I believe it will.
Watford vs Everton
The Toffees have 34 points after 27 games this season, and they are in touching distance of securing their top flight status for another season.
Everton return to action on February 24 with an away trip to Watford’s Vicarage Road in the Premier League.
There’s a chance that Ramiro Funes Mori could return for the Watford match after he played for the under-23s.
Seamus Coleman, however, is suffering with a fresh injury after his long layoff.