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Gueye wants to add goals to his game

Midfielder charged with boosting the attack

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Idrissa Gueye
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Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye started off the season in sparkling form, hunting down the ball in the middle of the park and providing Gareth Barry an able partner as the Blues started off the season on a hot streak.

However, the double pivot has struggled recently, culminating in first Gueye missing the Chelsea hiding due to suspension for picking up five yellow cards, and then Barry out last weekend against Swansea City for the same.

But Gueye has continued working on his game, and is looking to do more on the pitch too. In an interview with evertontv, he stated his ambitions, including nabbing his first Everton goal.

“I know I need to score because when you are in midfield you have do your job and score some goals. I work on that every day after training.

“Of course, the manager tells me every day to go forward [when possible], to try to press and score a goal, so I try to do it.

“I normally score one or two goals [a season] and, if I can do that, it will be good for me. But if Romelu Lukaku and other players are scoring and we win the game, that’s the most important thing.”

He also talked about his partner in the middle, Barry and the influence he has.

“Gareth, I can say, is the most important player in the team. Without him, we don’t play the same. We need him and his experience.

“I have learnt a lot - he keeps the ball and never loses it. He’s a clever player - he doesn’t need to talk to me because I just look at him and try to learn from everything good that he does, then I try to do the same.”