According to an interview with Turkish Football, Everton striker Cenk Tosun has spoken out about being dropped to the substitutes’ bench and when he expects to return to the starting XI, and Toffees fans have been quick to have their say on his comments.
The 26-year-old joined the Merseyside outfit in a £27m deal at the start of January but despite lining up against Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion, he has found himself on the bench in their last three Premier League matches, and he was an unused substitute in the 3-1 win against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Saturday.
The centre-forward isn’t too concerned though and via Turkish Football, he said: “I did not play in the last game but it does not bother me.
“I am just focused on my game and training hard.
“I am going to be a lot fitter in a fortnight’s time and then return to the starting 11.”
Everton supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on his comments, and while one said “he’s going to do us proud with this approach”, another said “great attitude to have”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Gonna be a beast once up to speed, cant wait.
— Chris Morris (@ChrisMozMorris) February 13, 2018
Well that’s good news
— Jacob Ritchie (@ritchiejacob625) February 13, 2018
That's an attitude of an Everton player. I hope he gets the time to prove everyone wrong. Though id put him in klaasen and sandro of net getting a proper chance
— paul coplen (@coppo241177) February 13, 2018
Good lad that’s the fighting sprit we want!! COYB ?
— Allardyceout (@DFoot) February 13, 2018
Great attitude to have! Well in Cenk
— Leigh Evans (@LeighEvans_2) February 13, 2018
That’s the spirit lad!….
— Aidy Dews (@AidyDews) February 13, 2018
Love this attitude from @CenkTosun_
He's going to do us proud with this approach.
— Tall-Ball-Bag (@Faithless_ink) February 13, 2018
Maybe if every player on our team had an attitude like this we would be somewhere
— Worrrrrrrr (@makeyourheartgo) February 14, 2018