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Schneiderlin enjoying the Everton experience

Midfielder hoping to form memorable partnerships

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Schneiderlin here with Barkley
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Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is loving Everton so far, and commended the atmosphere at Goodison Park this season. The Blues signed the player during the January transfer window and he has since played in three home games, and has enjoyed every one of them, from coming out to Z-Cars to the fans roaring the team on.

Speaking during a Facebook Live interview yesterday, the Frenchman answered a few questions.

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“In my first game against Manchester City, when we won 4-0, it set the standard with the tempo. I like the music when we come out on the pitch and the atmosphere at the end. I love it.

“But the atmosphere comes with doing well and winning matches. If we keep winning, I’m sure the fans will keep singing very loud.

“When we have to dig in and games are a bit harder, they will keep singing to give us more energy.”

Schneiderlin has said more than once that he understands the great tradition at the Everton.

“It’s a big Club with big expectations. There’s a lot of tradition with the things that the fans want. I’m relishing this challenge.

“The challenge at Manchester United was big as well, so I’m used to it. Hopefully we can improve as a squad and make this Club even bigger.”

His partnership with Idrissa Gueye has had the fans raving, and he is equally impressed by his fellow pivot, looking to become one of the Premier League’s better double-acts.

“That’s our aim. For the first two games together against Middlesbrough and Sunderland we felt good together.

“He wants to get the ball back and he wants to link up the play and I like that.

“He’s a very good player who has everything and I’m relishing playing alongside him.”

Gueye scored his first goal for the Toffees in the last home game against Sunderland, and Schneiderlin was asked how he would mark his first Everton goal.

“Hopefully we will see that very, very soon.

“I don’t really have a celebration because I’m not used to scoring goals every weekend. I will see what is happening in the game, whether it’s a last-minute winner or it’s in a 4-0 or 5-0. I will see and try to surprise you!”