Oumar Niasse has told Everton fans that he will fight for the team whenever he is on the pitch.
The January signing has yet to make his first team bow for the Toffees as he works on his fitness after the Russian mid-season break.
The former Lokomotiv Moscow striker also underwent minor surgery on his wrist this week and is rated as 50-50 ahead of Saturday’a FA Cup clash with Bournemouth.
But the 25 year old revealed that, once he makes his debut for the Blues, he will leave every ounce of effort on the field.
“I can say that I like to run and I also have my speed,” Niasse told the Liverpool Echo.
“But the biggest thing, in my mind, is that I like to battle. When you are a fighter you never give up.
“Even if the team is winning or losing, I don’t mind, I just have to work, I just have to fight and don’t think about anything else.
“So the good things are in my mind.
“After what I saw at Goodison Park (against Newcastle United) I am excited.
“The reception (to my unveiling) was great. I heard a lot of good things about the fans and the stadium but when I went to the ground it was much better than people said to me and what I heard from the outside.
“I was only on the pitch for a minute but now I am waiting for the good times when I wear the shirt on the pitch.”