Everton speed machine shares how Unsworth has changed the way they play
By Guy Giles
Everton winger Aaron Lennon has spoken out about the impact of David Unsworth as the speedster makes his way back into the first team picture.
Lennon has returned to football after a long layoff due to mental health problems and injuries, and has praised Unsworth for his role in helping him making his comeback.
Speaking to Everton’s official website, Lennon said: “It has been brilliant. I had not played for a while but the gaffer brought me back in and it is just great to be back playing football – and to be with the lads again.
“He (Unsworth) has been great. He spoke to me straight away and said, ‘I want you back in the team’. He has been brilliant for me and it has been great to be back.”
Lennon started Unsworth’s first three games in charge, and made a valuable contribution at the end of the Watford win to seal a successful return to football, cleverly drawing a foul out of Watford’s Jose Holebas with a nice piece of skill to win Everton’s winning penalty.
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The former Tottenham man had only made one previous appearance this season, turning out for seven minutes against Chelsea on the 27th of August before injury struck.
Lennon went on to talk about Unsworth’s style of play and how he fits into the high-pressing style.
He said: “The manager wants us to be on the front foot with a lot of high pressing. That is a big part of my game, I enjoy that. I enjoy working and pressing. You can see the lads have bought into it.”
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