Koeman ‘very satisfied’ about the winter transfer Everton
Ronald Koeman believes that Everton well through the winter transfer. The Dutch manager has also because of this confidence that his team up can watch in the Premier League.
“I am very happy about our transferzaken from the previous month,” said Koeman Friday at a press conference.
Everton took the only 19-year-old vleugelspeler Ademola Lookman for about 9 million euros to Charlton Athletic and bought midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin for a mere 23 million euros from Manchester United. That was the biggest incoming transfer from the Premier League in January.
On the other hand, the departure of, among others, Darron Gibson that Bryan Oviedo, who are both now for Sunderland to come true.
“A few players without a future at the club left the club,” says Koeman. “As a result, we now have a very small selection, but we have enough players to good competition to have.”
“All the players have now the chance to play, or at least sitting on the sofa. The atmosphere within the team is therefore now something else, it is good that everyone really feel involved in the team.”
Everton is currently in seventh place in the Premier League, five points behind the number six Manchester United and nine on the number four and Liverpool.
The ‘Toffees’ is currently an excellent series; the team remained unbeaten in January with three competitiezeges and one tie. Koeman is therefore just as Paul Clement (Swansea City), Mark Hughes (Stoke City) and Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur) has been nominated for the prize of manager of the month in the Premier League.
“The team is currently playing exactly the way we want to and the feeling is good,” says Koeman. “We can put the teams directly above us to catch up, but it will be hard.”
Maarten Stekelenburg will be Saturday in the home game against Bournemouth (kick-off 16.00) again on the bank start. The keeper of the Orange is his place under the lat lost to Joel Robles.
“It’s not fair, Maarten has the bad luck that he was six or seven matches missed due to injury and Joel it really did well in that period. There is now no reason to switch,” said Koeman.
Stekelenburg tentative second choice at Everton
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