McCarthy: I’m loving life at Everton
James McCarthy is enjoying playing for a massive club. Irishman McCarthy joined the blues in the summer in a £13m move from Wigan Athletic which became the talk of Everton supporters, but the down to earth Scottish born midfielder is loving every part of it.
McCarthy admits that he knew it would be tough to join a club as big as Everton but always had confidence in his own ability to know that he would succeed.
“I’m loving life here and the fans have been brilliant to me,” McCarthy said to evertontv. “I always believed I could come here and play games. You need to have a bit of that in you, to be honest, to go and prove you can go and play for a club the size of Everton.
“I knew it wasn’t going to be easy and that it would be tough, and I had to bide my time at first to get into the team. It’s brilliant to be playing.
“At first it was tough because it was a lot of money, to be honest. Obviously the gaffer believed in me though, came back to Wigan for me and paid the money.
“When I came here I wanted to prove that I could play in front of good fans for a massive club. I just need to keep working hard on and off the pitch because there is still a long way to go.”
McCarthy had a decent scoring rate north of the border and continued this at Wigan and although he hasn’t scored yet for the toffee’s he feels one is just around the corner.
“You want to get on the scoresheet and coming to a new club you want that first goal as soon as possible,” he said. “A couple of times there have been flashes but I’m doing my position for the team, which is working with the back lads.
“If I can get forward and get my name on the scoresheet then I would be delighted with that, but the main thing is that we are doing well as a club.
“The manager wants me to get forward, get into the box and make late runs. It’s been difficult to get on the scoresheet but as a squad we are doing well. I won’t lose any sleep but hopefully the goals will come.”
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