Young Everton forward Anthony Gordon has admitted he is desperate to get more action in Everton’s first team as he reflected on how far he has come in the last 12 months. Gordon has featured twice in the first team this season, once under Duncan Ferguson in the Leicester City Carabao cup tie and once under new boss Carlo Ancelotti away at West Ham United in the Premier League.
Gordon said that after making his Premier League debut against the Hammers he wants more after his first taste of action under Ancelotti. Speaking to everton tv he said :
“It gives you a taste for more. I went on and saw how good it was: the atmosphere and playing in front of so many people and playing alongside and against top Premier League players I used to watch on TV.
“Now I want to be consistent and get in the team and get more minutes.
“I was visualising the game (before coming on against West Ham) and wanted to get myself into it as quickly as I could. There is nothing much going through your mind, though. Your adrenaline is going through the roof.”
As well as recognising how much he has progressed over the last 12 months Gordon realises that the hard work has only just begun and to force his way into the first team is going to be difficult. He said :
“I have to do extra to match the likes of Dom and Richarlison, they are top finishers, two top players in the Premier League and on great runs of form. They have both scored a lot of goals this season and I am just trying to match what they do.”
“Training with the first team has helped a lot with my progress. I never realised how hard it would be. I always thought I would have the ability, if I just matched it with the work rate.”
“But there is so much more ability I have gained from being round those players, the speed of play, the combination play.
“Your whole game improves when you are playing with such good players. I will keep working hard, the same as always. The harder I work, the easier it will get.”