Baines hails Eto'o impact

Everton defender Leighton Baines has hailed the impact veteran striker Samuel Eto'o has already had at Goodison Park.

Last Updated: 03/09/14 at 18:29 Post Comment

Samuel Eto'o: Scored on his debut for Everton

Samuel Eto'o: Scored on his debut for Everton

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 33-year-old former Cameroon international joined Everton on a two-year deal this summer after his contract at Chelsea expired.

He scored a fantastic header on his debut in the 6-3 defeat against his former club on Saturday and Baines insists the former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan ace oozes class.

Baines told the Liverpool Echo: “From his first training session he looked sharp.

“I know it sounds stupid but even the way he passes the ball is done properly. He moves in the right way.

“It sounds like small things but he just looks a good footballer and he can’t half finish as well.

“He’ll always have that goal-scoring instinct. His movement will always be good.

“We’ve seen bits of it so far in training and then against Chelsea that he can make an impact.”

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is also impressed with the form of his new acquisition, saying: “That’s a real bonus for us, to see Samuel already in such a good moment of form and making such a good introduction into his Everton career.

“He’s fitted into the dressing room really well so I am really happy to see him have that big impact and we have to work extremely hard to get him up to speed so he can play 90 minutes in every game.

“I thought he played with real experience, real know-how and you could see that every time he got involved in the action there was real meaning behind it.”

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

West Brom reject approach from Aston Villa for Joleon Lescott

West Brom have rejected an approach from Aston Villa for central defender Joleon Lescott, according to reports.

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla sign new deals with Arsenal

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have signed new contracts at Arsenal.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company