Davy Klaassen

Klaassen: Adapting to English game has not been easy

klaaseen-evertonEverton’s Dutch international Davy Klaassen says he needs to improve his game and admits he has struggled to adapt to the Premier League so far.

Klaassen signed from Ajax in the summer for around £24m but has struggled to set the Premier League alight despite his obvious talent and pedigree in the Dutch league as well as the Europa League.

“It has not been easy for me to adapt,” the Netherlands international explains. “I need to improve.”

“[The Premier League] is a different speed to the one I am used to, a different intensity, but that is what I wanted. I wanted something else, something bigger.”

“The fans have been great since I arrived… I like it here, the life is similar to Holland… Even the weather is the same… I’m used to the rain back in Holland!

“At the same time, everything within the club is different [to Ajax]. Everything is a little bigger, the pitches are really good and the stadium is really nice.

“Everton is a big club, but it’s difficult to compare the two clubs I have played for. They are both big clubs, but I think the biggest difference here is the league. In Holland, not everything is that big but when you come here it is huge.

“Before coming to Everton, I knew the players and the club, but I didn’t know how big it was.”

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