As we all know, Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin is something of a lightning rod among the club’s supporters. When the Frenchman first arrived to Goodison Park, he looked outstanding, and worth every penny that the club paid for him.
Unfortunately, Morgan’s second season with the Blues saw his form drop, and his attitude worsen. An incident on the training ground involving Kevin Mirallas and Duncan Ferguson served to turn almost every fan against him, and it’s been a long way back, even after improving his play late in the year.
This season, though, Schneiderlin seems refreshed, and anxious to get back to his best under new manager Marco Silva. Speaking of Silva, Schneiderlin spoke to Everton’s official website:
He’s very attentive to details. He tries to make progress collectively and individually as well. He has shown me videos of my games and where I can improve. He’s shown videos to others, too.
That’s very good for footballers as you need to see yourself after the game and understand what the manager wants from you. He is very good because he talks a lot and I can feel that I am making progress myself.
I need to have communication and know what he wants from me, then it’s easier to transmit that onto the pitch. It’s a normal process and I enjoy that very much.
The manager’s ideas are the ideas that I like. I’m looking forward to this season. Now I need to show that on the pitch, I need to work hard and I need to do everything that I can to get better each week. Then I know that my quality will do the rest.
You can see that the manager is implementing his ideas very well on the team. From day one in pre-season, you could see what he wants. He wants to keep possession, he wants pressing, he wants to play entertaining football which is demanding.
That’s why we worked very hard in pre-season. The manager knows that game-by-game and week-by-week, by working, we will get better and improve. He’s someone that we all like working with.
Getting Everton’s extremely talented midfield back to their best is one of Marco Silva’s greatest tasks, and it starts with Morgan Schneiderlin. If the Frenchman is ready to perform this season, the Blues will benefit. Lets give him a chance, shall we?