Everton star sets modest goal target
Everton striker Kevin Mirallas has revealed he wants to score at least 10 goals in his first season in English football.
The Belgian striker arrived at Goodison Park in a £5 million switch from Olympiakos in the summer and has become an instant hit, scoring three goals in 11 appearances in all competitions so far.
But only one of those has come in the Premier League, with the other two coming against Leyton Orient in the Capital One Cup, and he is eager to add to his single top-flight goal sooner rather than later.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “I think at the moment I have more assists than I have goals.
“I have provided one or two decent passes for my colleagues to score, but at the same time I am hoping to continue to improve in front of goal and i think 10 goals is a reasonable target for my first season.
“If I manage 10 goals that would be decent.”
The striker went on to admit his natural instinct to assist goals is helped by the fact he is playing with quality players at Everton.
“It is a part of the game I am not bad at and my delivery is quite good,” he continued.
“Sometimes it is easier to supply the pass for a goal than to add that finishing touch, especially when you have lads in the middle with the quality of Nikica Jelavic and Marouane [Fellaini].
“It encourages you to put crosses in when you players like that in the middle.”