Christian Atsu

Martinez: Atsu will shine for Everton

Christian Atsu EvertonEverton manager Roberto Martinez has said that Christian Atsu is ready to take on the Premier League in Everton colours and become a star.

Atsu arrived with a lot of fanfare but so far fans have given him a luke warm reception, but Martinez says he will express himself better as a player the more the season goes on.

“We need to give him a little bit of time to adapt to the physicality of the Premier League just like any player but especially a winger. In other leagues referees allow less contact and they are a bit more protected,” the Everton boss told the Liverpool Echo.

“I think the way he has adapted to the way we want to play so far has been impressive. He’s an intelligent footballer. It’s just making sure I can give him the right introduction to his role.

“With the minutes he’s had so far in the Europa League and other games he’s done well. I expect him to be himself in the second half of the season and he can be a very important player for us.”

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