Here are your Everton evening headlines for Thursday, October 29.
Kean on Champions League goals
Moise Kean made the difference for Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League victory at Istanbul Basaksehir yesterday evening.
The Frenchman is on a season-long loan deal at the Parisians from Everton, and netted both second-half goals as Thomas Tuchel’s side registered an important victory in Turkey.
“Towards the end of the first half we suffered. But we played a good game and held out until the end,” Kean said after the game, as per the Echo.
“Above all, I'm happy with my team-mates. We played away, which isn't easy.
"We held firm and got the win. This start will give me strength.”
Australian club added to Everton academy
Everton have expanded their international academy network by making Queensland-based Western Pride the fifth club in the fold.
The Australian club, founded in 2012, join Joondalup City, Columbus United, Schulz Academy and Everton de Vina del Mar as being part of the academy.
Everton Under-23 boss David Unsworth, who is Director of the Everton Academy is quoted by the Echo as saying: "Western Pride’s new status as an Everton International Academy Affiliate Programme member marks the next phase in their ambition and growth, and will see them gain the best in sporting knowledge and insight from our Academy coaches.
"At Everton we have a passion for developing quality footballers but also helping them grow as people. This is something that we share with Western Pride, a great academy club with teams of all ages.
"I’m confident this new partnership can help Western Pride achieve the goals they have set for the advancement of their club as a whole and, more specifically, around player development.
"We look forward to working closely together over the coming years."
Martyn won over by James
Former Everton goalkeeper Nigel Martyn says the club’s new signing James Rodriguez has won him over despite his initial doubts.
The Colombian playmaker was the marquee arrival of the summer at Goodison Park following his switch from Real Madrid.
Martyn claims that James - for all his obvious technical talent - has impressed him so much due to his attitude and application in other areas of his game.
Everton will be looking to bounce back against Newcastle after defeat to Southampton.
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“The addition of Rodriguez, from the outside, I was a bit pensive,” Martyn told HITC , as per the Echo.
“Great player, great World Cup, going to Real Madrid, perhaps he would have been hoping to go bigger so you often worry about that type of signing.
“The things that I’m looking for is chasing back, lost possession and [not just waiting] for somebody else to do his work. [But he has been] working back as well, which shows he’s keen to find a new home.”
Martyn added on Allan, another midfield summer arrival: “I like Allan. Goes under the radar but breaks up a lot of play, doing a bit of the Lee Carsley role from my time there!
“They’re the players other players appreciate a heck of a lot, they do a lot of the running, tackling, the nastier side of the game, the selfless running.
“He’s been really good; his passing is decent as well. He’s impressed me quite a lot. Midfield-wise, they look a stronger outfit than they were last year.”