White Hart Lane

Next Game

Tottenham v Everton

Sunday, 30 November 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Volkswagen Arena

Last Game

Wolfsburg 0 - 2 Everton

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 18:00

Europa League Group H

Deulofeu reflects on loan

Gerard Deulofeu admits he benefited from a season-long loan at Everton, but feels he deserved more playing time.

Last Updated: 18/07/14 at 15:33 Post Comment

Gerard Deulofeu: Spent the 2013/14 campaign on loan at Everton

Gerard Deulofeu: Spent the 2013/14 campaign on loan at Everton

The 20-year-old winger spent the 2013/14 campaign at Goodison Park as parent club Barcelona sought to get important experience under his belt.

The youngster showed glimpses of what he is capable of in England, making 29 appearances in all competitions and netting four goals.

Deulofeu now feels better prepared to compete for first-team recognition at the Nou Camp, but still believes that Roberto Martinez could have got more out of him on Merseyside.

He said in the Liverpool Echo: “Until you so somewhere else you don’t know what you’ve got.

“I’m glad I spent a year at Everton. I learned a lot of things. It was a good experience for me and I have improved in terms of fitness, the physical side and defending.

“I really enjoyed it at Everton, but I am left with the feeling of having played a few minutes.

“I still think I deserved to play more, although my mid-season injury had an impact.”

Everton had been hoping to bring Deulofeu back for a second spell, but his focus is locked on making the breakthrough into a star-studded Barcelona side.

He added: “Coming home was always my objective.

“I am confident I can establish myself in the team, because if I wasn’t, then I wouldn’t be here.

“I know that Barca has the best footballers but I am confident in myself and have high hopes of winning myself a place.

“If I don’t work hard enough, then other players will play instead of me. (Lionel) Messi, Neymar and (Luis) Suarez are three of the best players in the world, but we still have to prove that we have the best forward line in the world.

“The coach won’t be giving away places for free, we all have to work. I am looking forward to learning from them.”

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

want to spend more time with my tit-for-tat Autobiographies . He probably didn't say.

megabrow (cufc)
Keane leaves Aston Villa

B

elieve in the dream Ashley. I have a hot tub, I still think I can get all The Saturdays in there for nekkid sexyfuntime. Failing that, Adele.

hump3.
Young: Man United target title

C

onclusions...we are truely living the dream now

dead yeti
Take Your Marks In The Premier League Sack Race

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Sergio Aguero as important as Messi and Ronaldo

Manuel Pellegrini says Sergio Aguero is as important to Man City as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are to their clubs.

Premier League: Leicester's Nigel Pearson not letting pressure get to him

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is determined not to let the pressure affect him as his side's wait for a win continues.

Ligue 1: Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier describes Brandao's prison sentence as 'an aberration'

Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier has described the prison sentence imposed on Brandao as "an aberration".

Mail Box

Don't Write Arsenal Off Yet (For Third)

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox, which also suggests Manchester City should look to bin Manuel Pellegrini. Can he take them any further?

Sanchez: A Sliding Doors Moment For Pool

One Liverpool fan regrets the club's failure to sign Alexis Sanchez and thinks Brendan Rodgers and Co should now target the domestic cups. A lot has changed in 12 months...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property