McGeady: I want to get fit and get up to full speed
Aiden McGeady was critical of his own display in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa and says that he was disappointed with a few things he did, but said that the Everton fans will see the real him once he is fit and up to speed.
McGeady joined Everton from Spartak Moscow at the beginning of January and hadn’t played a competitive game with the Russians since November and he has slowly been introduced into the team in a bid to win fitness. Saturday was his first league start and although he was disappointed with his performance, he was delighted to get the three points.
“I was obviously a little bit apprehensive at the start, a little bit nervous,” McGeady told evertontv. “In the first half I thought I did okay and the second half I probably let myself down a couple of times. But I kept going to the end and I’m just happy that we won.
“It was a great first game for me – not because I played great, because I didn’t – but because the team ultimately won and that’s the main thing.
“There were a few little things I was disappointed with. If I was on my game I know I wouldn’t have done those things, but I can’t be too harsh on myself because I need to bide my time and be patient. Hopefully in the coming months I can get up to full speed.”
“[Kevin’s] was a fantastic free-kick. He’s scoring free-kicks like that with every chance he gets at the moment.
“We kept plugging away and in the end we got our rewards. For the final 20 minutes we were pressing and we got two goals. To come from 1-0 down and win 2-1 is obviously very pleasing.”
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