Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye is already being touted as the signing of the summer in the Premier League, even though we’re only five games into the season. A lot of that has been due to the hard work he’s been putting in on and off the pitch.
In an interview with Sky Sports, the player talks about his time at Everton so far, the inevitable N’Golo Kante comparisons and his hopes and aspirations for this season and beyond.
First off, the parallels with Kante must be growing tiring for the midfielder who seems to show no fatigue on the pitch -
"In the summer I signed here and I am on my own journey. I am very happy to be here, the club have extended a very warm welcome and so have the players.
"I feel pretty good, I am fit, I put a lot of work in during training to be ready for the weekend so it's going very well. Things are going very well for the club and for me on and off the pitch. Long may it continue."
Everton are off to a good but unexpected start, with both Gueye and his fellow midfield pivot Gareth Barry looking impressive as they head into a weekend game at Bournemouth -
"This is what we work towards, to maintain our form, and to keep up the pressure and keep getting the results.
"The objective is to keep Everton towards the top. Everton is not a small club and we have to give our very best throughout the season and hopefully go on and achieve something.
"I am here to play football and bring the best I can, whether that is bringing the title to Goodison we will have to see.
"Bournemouth are a good team, they should not be under-estimated, it's important we don't get over confident.
"We need to focus on the game and hopefully come away with three points."