Deulofeu: We play some very good football at Everton and I am comfortable here
On-loan Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu has compared his loan club Everton to his parent club Barcelona and said that the history and respect of the club has helped him adapt.
Deulofeu is raring to get back in the starting eleven following injury and would like to get in the side to face West Ham United at the weekend.
Deulofeu told evertontv: “Everton is a historic club in England and it’s a very well respected club and we play some very good football.
“Barcelona’s training grounds are absolutely magnificent, but the training ground here is very nice as well. The people are very respectful and I am very comfortable here.
“I am very pleased with the support that I get over here. The fans have even invented a song for me and the Tweets they have sent are very positive and very pleasant to read.”
Deulofeu has put a lot of time into learning English and although he doesn’t have a full command, he is certainly trying his hardest to learn.
“My English is better – better than it was in July, better than it was in August,”
“When I arrived in England I knew very little English, only what I had learned at school. So I hired a private tutor who helped me, and I think my English improved. When I was injured I didn’t have any lessons but I am hoping when I leave England I will be able to speak quite a bit of English.”
When pressed if he was learning more English because he was extending his stay on Merseyside Deulofeu wouldn’t give anything away.
“I just live in the moment,” he said. “ At the present time I am an Everton player and I don’t think about where I am going to be next season. It will be wherever God wants it to be, but I am very comfortable here and very happy.“
Gerard has stressed that he would love to be in the starting XI on Saturday and face West Ham.
“I want to play this Saturday, I want to be able to contribute to the team, to get the three points and move forward with the Club.
“West Ham is a team who have won their last four games and we have had a kind of a dip, so we need to beat them in order to continue to chase the European position that we want.
“We lost three points against Chelsea We are training hard to return to winning ways.”
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