Everton fans had hoped that new signing Cenk Tosun would have been in the squad for last Friday’s Merseyside Derby FA Cup game at Anfield, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. However, the transfer was completed and the player has been part of the squad for the week and manager Sam Allardyce was asked ahead of the trip to Tottenham Hotspur how the striker was settling in.
“Okay, I think. He’s obviously very eager to make an impression. He’s in the squad for Tottenham. We hope he can hit the ground running.
“I don’t think we need to feed him too much information. For now he can just go and play his natural game and hopefully that’s good enough to make an impression and make us better as a goalscoring threat.
“And that will depend on the how good our players are at delivering the service he needs to be a goal threat or a goal scorer.”
Allardyce emphasized that getting the ball to the strikers in advantageous positions is an area the Blues have struggled at this season.
“No doubt about that. The service provided in the final third is one of our weaknesses, which is why we are not scoring enough goals.
“We don’t have enough actual natural goalscorers in the squad at the moment. We have to try and improve on that without losing on our defensive qualities.”
Interesting comments there from the manager - evidently he doesn’t rate Dominic Calvert-Lewin as that style of player despite commending him for being a hardworker, and that just about spells the death knell for the Everton careers of Sandro Ramirez and Oumar Niasse.