Everton defender Seamus Coleman says he was frustrated at not having scored since January 2017, and says that his celebration was just his usual “going a little bit mad.”
Coleman was out for almost a year with a double leg break and has only made 26 appearances since his last goal – compared with over 300 for our last regular right back – but said that he had been frustrated with his performances so far this season so was delighted to get the goal.
Coleman’s celebrations have always been a little unorthodox, with our personal favourite here at NSNO Towers being the absolute hiding he gave to the advertising hoardings at Swansea one year after scoring.
He slid towards the Gwladys Street cupping his ears and – as he says – went “a little bit mad” but he has every right to celebrate scoring his first goal back, and he has every right to remind those who claimed he was “finished” that there is life in the old dog yet.
He told the official site, “I was out for a year so it makes it (22 months) sound a bit longer!”
“I’m used to scoring goals, I was a little bit disappointed with my last performance and any time I score I go a little bit mad.
“I’m delighted to score the goal and hopefully it’s the first of many this season.
“It was a frustrating time to be out and then you come back and you have a few niggles and, unfortunately, this season I’ve had some niggles as well.
“Thankfully, I’m back on the pitch and the fitter I get the more chances I’m sure I’ll get.
“Playing in front of our home fans, whoever we’re playing we’re trying to press high, pass forward and play quick football, and we were a little bit disappointed after the [Manchester] United game so it was important to put it right.
“I thought we did very well. It’s a shame to concede the goal we did to let them back in the game but I thought we controlled most of the game and I think it’s a fair result.”
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