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Walcott compares Allardyce’s methods to current Everton manager Marco Silva

Winger relishing the high intensity approach of the new man

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Theo Walcott has been in sparkling form for Everton to start off this new season, so much so that his name is being floated for an England recall for the upcoming transfer window. The winger has now bagged goals in two straight games for the Blues and credits new manager Marco Silva for the positive, up-tempo football the Toffees are playing.

Speaking to the media yesterday, Walcott tried to remain respectful to the man who brought him to Everton in January - Sam Allardyce.

“Obviously I was Sam’s signing and I wanted to do well for him.

“Whoever is in charge I’m going to be working as hard as possible, but there is a very positive structure we have.”

He went on to add that a big part of the changes at Everton came with Silva.

“The way we train is with that high intensity, the manager is bedding that into our system and it’s becoming a habit which is what you want it to become.

“You have to train the way you play. And then the manager will play you. Obviously we are learning from him as well, and what he brings to the team.

“It’s very positive in the group and that’s what you want it to be. The boss and the background are definitely very positive.

“I think you can sense the style we are playing is completely different to what we are used to and I am thoroughly enjoying it.”

Fans can certainly see for themselves that the style has changed, and it’s also clear to see that the players are enjoying themselves more, which means that the supporters are also happier.