New Everton signing Lucas Digne is already making an impression with the Blues, and what better way to do it than to respond to jibes Liverpool supporters have been taking at him.
The leftback has a tattoo around his upper chest that reads “I Never Walk Alone”, which the Reds have jumped on en masse because of it sounds like their facetious “You Never Walk Alone” slogan.
Speaking during his introductory press conference today, Digne clarified about the tattoo and its significance -
Digne says that tattoo has a story, and it's not about football. Then he says Liverpool fans might be mad at him because he told them no twice. "I am blue."— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) August 3, 2018
That settles that one.
Here are some selected quotes from the press conference, and the full video is below.
On what convinced him to come to Everton and the Premier League:
”I spoke with Idrissa and Morgan and they said ‘Come, come, come.. don’t worry, you’ll be so happy here’ - so I said ‘Ok, I’ll come’!”
On his versatility where he can play:
”I am a left-back but I played centrally for Barcelona. But I don’t think I am big enough to play there in England!”
On the link-up with Richarlison who will play in front of him:
”I watched him play for Watford and I thought that he’s crazy. Hopefully the fans are excited.”
On his ambitions for this season:
”Everybody wants to be better than last season. We want to be in that top six.”
On going against Leighton Baines for a starting spot:
”Of course it will be a battle. It’s a great thing for the team. I know him, everybody knows him. I spoke with him and he said welcome, he is a great guy.”
On getting more game time at Everton than at Barcelona:
”I want to play every game. I am only young and I want to keep progressing.”