Everton forward Ademola Lookman says he wants to get more minutes in the first team for the Blues this season after putting on a good show in midweek against Gor Mahia.
The 21 year old scored Everton’s first against the Kenyan Champions in the SportPesa Trophy at Goodison Park and says that he hopes that will get him more opportunities to play.
Lookman’s attitude was praised by his captain after the match on Tuesday and he speaks well in interviews too.
Everton go to Chelsea on Sunday and Lookman says that he is ready once the opportunity to play for the first team again comes around.
He told the official site, “I always say I’m always in competition with myself to always get better and improve and that’s what I keep doing every single day.
“It is a long season so hopefully opportunities [to play] will arise but when it comes I’ll be ready.
“I’m always looking forward, always looking to improve and that’s what I’m going to keep on doing – to always get better as a player and as a person.
“It was good to get minutes in the legs against Gor Mahia and it’s always good to win, so I’m happy. It was important to work hard and show our quality.
“If you get into good habits, they will always stick with you and that’s important.
“We have Chelsea next and we go into every single game to win. As a team we are very confident and that is our objective – to always try to win.”
Lookman replaced Bernard on the left in the game against Gor Mahia but many Everton fans will expect the Brazilian to return to the first team once Premier League action returns on Sunday.
Theo Walcott, on the right, however, could be more vulnerable to Lookman’s upturn in form as the former Arsenal man struggles to show the kind of form that excited Everton fans last season.