Coleman: The season is close now and we are looking forward to it

Everton defender Seamus Coleman says that his side need to push on in pre-season and put together a run of wins to help try and boost confidence.

The Republic of Ireland international feels that a lot of the hard work is done now and from now on it is about trying to get back into the goove of passing and fine tuning starting with Dundee tomorrow.

“The Dundee game is one we want to win as we get close to where it all counts – Watford at the start of the season,” he told evertontv.

“A run of wins breathes confidence. Pre-season is all about getting your fitness up but you want to win games too.

“It builds confidence and if we can get a couple of wins now before the Watford game then it’s definitely a positive.”

“It has been tough,” he added. “All the hard running is out of the way but we are working more on getting sharper.

“I thought we did ok in the game against Hearts on Sunday. Our passing was a lot better compared to the first couple of games we had in pre-season.

“It is useful to be playing sides similar to what we will face. We have Dundee coming up then we have Leeds at the weekend. All the lads are trying to impress as much as they can in the games and in training.

“So we are getting there but I am sure there will be another couple of tough sessions along the way. The season is getting very close now and we are looking forward to it.”


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