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Deulofeu confident in ability

Everton's on-loan signing Gerard Deulofeu is confident he can hit the ground running in the Premier League.

Last Updated: 11/07/13 at 17:49 Post Comment

Gerard Deulofeu: Confident he can make a positive impact at Everton

Gerard Deulofeu: Confident he can make a positive impact at Everton

The 19-year-old has moved to Goodison Park on a season-long loan from Barcelona and cannot wait to dazzle Everton fans with the skills he has learned from the likes of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta.

The Spaniard said: "I'm an attacking player and I can play wide. I'm quite quick, quite decent at one-on-one situations and I'm looking forward very much to helping the Everton team.

"Obviously training at Barcelona is a fantastic experience. You train alongside players like Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, who are clearly some of the best players in the world.

"To learn from them is a very nice experience."

Deulofeu scored 18 times in 32 appearances for Bareclona's B side last season and starred at this summer's Under-20 World Cup in Israel, netting a brace in Spain's 4-1 group-stage win over USA.

Due to his international involvement, Deulofeu is enjoying a short break before linking up with Everton for pre-season training.

"I'm really looking forward to meeting my new teammates and getting started," he said.

"Obviously I have got a few days holiday coming my way because I have just finished in the tournament, but I can't wait to get started."

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ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

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o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

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think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

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