Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott | Arsenal & England Wonderkid

Former Premier League ace Noel Whelan has said that Alex Iwobi is the most creative winger in the Everton ranks and he could prove a key performer for the Toffees following the international break. The Nigeria international joined the Merseyside outfit from Arsenal on transfer deadline day and he has since proved a quality purchase, having already contributed a couple of goals and an assist.

Everton boss Marco Silva has said that he will remain patient with Alex Iwobi, who was the club’s deadline day signing from Arsenal this summer. The Nigeria international has yet to make his debut for the Toffees this season and he was an unused substitute during the club’s 1-0 win over Watford last weekend.

Speaking in a press conference, Silva said that the former Arsenal graduate is looking forward to making his debut for the Merseyside outfit. However, he added that the Nigeria international won’t be rushed into action, given he has just spent a couple of weeks in training following the late return after the African Cup of Nations.

Everton attacker Theo Walcott has heaped praise on teammate Idrissa Gueye during the club’s pre-season tour of Kenya. The Senegal international has been a crucial figure at the heart of the Toffees midfield in recent seasons and he has the wished the midfielder the best of luck ahead of the African Cup of Nations final against Algeria.

Speaking in a press conference, Walcott was asked about the influence of African players in the Premier League where he mentioned Gueye, who has an exceptional workrate from the centre of the park, he said: “Idrissa particularly, he doesn’t stop and he is one of the players that works so hard and he is for me one of the best around and to actually share a field with him he just shows that he’s got real top quality so I wish him all the best, hopefully he comes back fit.”

Everton vice-captain Seamus Coleman has said that the players are responding to the demands of manager Marco Silva as the season comes to a conclusion. The Merseyside giants suffered a string of average results at the beginning of February and there were suggestions that Silva should be axed from the helm.

However, the Portuguese tactician was handed with the complete backing from club owner Farhad Moshiri and he has since transformed the club’s fortunes with stunning wins over the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United at Goodison Park. Speaking to Everton TV, Coleman indicated that Silva was aware of the club’s dismal record against the Premier League’s elite and they have managed to redeem themselves with standout displays during the backend of the season.

Everton manager Marco Silva has urged the players to produce more consistent performances when they face the top six of the Premier League. The Merseyside outfit secured a terrific 2-0 triumph over Chelsea before the international break, and he is hopeful that the team can produce a similar showing when Arsenal make the trip to Merseyside this weekend.

Speaking in a press conference, Silva said: “We achieved that against Chelsea at home and we have more games against these type of sides and we have to do everything we can to win the match: with ambition, desire, belief in us while respecting them. We are performing better and it is recognition of the good work we are doing, not just for me as a manager but the players. In general I am happy with our performances over the last few weeks with the exception of the 30 minutes against Newcastle (squandering a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2).”

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton has said that he is eager to beat Jordan Pickford to the number one role for England. Pickford has been the country’s first-choice goalkeeper after an impressive debut season with Everton last term but his performances have been questionable during the course of the current campaign.

Speaking to The Mail, Heaton heaped praise on the progress of Pickford over the past year where he has become the undisputed choice for the goalkeeping duties with England. However, the former Manchester United graduate is not willing to give up on the position and he is hopeful for the best ahead of the forthcoming internationals.

Everton forward Theo Walcott wants to help the team win games despite criticisms from the fans. Indeed the player was criticized by some fans following his performance in the game against Manchester City.
He said that it was not an easy match as Manchester City have some really good players and that he was not getting a good service up front. He said that he wants to give his best to the team and help them score as many goals as possible in order to win games.

He believes that the club is progressing under manager Silva but they still have to work harder if they want to win games against the top side. He said that there have been many new players at Everton this season and that it is natural that it will take some time before they play as a team.

England international Theo Walcott has revealed his pleasure after reaching the 300-appearance landmark in the Premier League. The attacker burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old with Arsenal more than 12 years ago and he has since gone through the highs and lows of the league while accumulating more than 300 appearances.

Speaking to Premier League.com, Walcott said that he is pleased with the achievement on the personal scale. He added that the Premier League has become a tougher competition with every year and this makes it the best domestic division in the world, he quipped: “As a personal achievement, it’s fantastic.

Newcastle as they make their way to the Merseyside to lock horns with the Toffees will be specifically concerned about one man from the opposition line-up and that’s none other than Theo Walcott.

Walcott, whenever he has turned up against Newcastle in the past, most of the time he has produced the goods for his team. If we consider his overall numbers against different sides in the Premiership and if we consider both the no. of goals he has struck and the no. of goals he has set up, it’s the most against Newcastle.

Everton defender Kurt Zouma has hailed Jermaine Pickford as one of the world’s best goalkeepers after he redeemed himself with a strong performance against Newcastle United in the Premier League. The England international was guilty of the mistake, which cost the Toffees a valuable point against Liverpool last weekend, but he managed to make amends with an impressive showing in the 1-1 draw against the Magpies.

Speaking after the game, Zouma was full of praise for the former Sunderland man, who ensured that the Toffees came up with one point against the Magpies, he said: “We know he’s different class. Everyone can make mistakes but what he did today was show he is one of the best keepers in the world. He just needs to keep doing that and help us win games. Everybody’s disappointed with the result. Obviously we couldn’t score a second goal. Their goal was the only chance they had in the first half. We tried to move the ball quickly but not how we wanted in the first half. The second half was a bit better so there are some positives to take.”

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