Exclusive: Robinson raves about unconventional Everton player who 'brings something different'

Paul Robinson heaped praise on Everton attacker Cenk Tosun following his goalscoring cameo in the draw against Tottenham.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Spurs No.1 revealed he was impressed by how the Toffees forward took his chance to shine against Spurs.

Marco Silva brought Tosun on to replace Theo Walcott in the 68th minute of Sunday’s game and his decision proved to be wise as the forward earned his side a point by scoring in added time.

Robinson explained that he thought Tosun was an unconventional No.9 but suggested he could see his playing time increase in the following weeks as he offers something different.

When asked if Tosun deserves more minutes following his cameo, Robinson told Football Insider: “He certainly delivered when he came on.

“Silva has chopped and changed his strike force and Tosun seems to be the one who hasn’t been given as much of a chance or as much game time as everybody else.

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“But when he came on, he was a threat, he took his chance, it was a very very good typical Tosun goal.

“He works hard, he’s not the conventional No.9, but I think he took his chance, out of the four or five the manager has been rotating…he’s probably the unfortunate one, who hasn’t got the game time.

“He brings something different, he brings a threat at set-plays and as we saw with his goal, he is very good in the air.”

The 28-year-old forward has only played for 83 minutes this season across the four appearances he has made in all competitions for the Toffees.

Tosun has been at Goodison Park since joining from Turkish club Besiktas in January 2018 and is contracted to stay with the Toffees until 2022.

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