By Aramide Oladipo

Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has heaped huge praise on club teammate Tom Davies and claimed that he has the potential to become a “great player in the future”.

The 19-year-old managed to break into the first-team last season under new boss Ronald Koeman and he impressed with his energetic and hard-working displays.

The midfielder introduced himself on the Premier League stage with a sensational goal against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side in an emphatic 4-0 victory at Goodison Park.

The youngster finished his first season with the senior squad having contributed with two goals and three assists in all competitions.

Davies has had to settle for cameo appearances off the substitutes bench this season but he has still been one of the most consistent performances for the Toffees.

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Speaking with the official club website, fellow midfielder Schneiderlin believes that the teenager is on the right path to becoming a fine footballer.

“He is a player with great qualities,” he said.

“He wants to work every day, he listens to the players who are older than him, to progress every day. It is very nice to play with someone like this.

“He will develop even more to be a great player in the future, so it is very good for Everton to have a player like him – a player who wants to progress and play – and is as hungry as he is.

“Tom had almost six months of playing almost every game. He hasn’t played as much so far this season as he did last year but he is doing very well.

“He trains hard. He is a kid with good strength and energy and he will keep improving as well.”

The teenager was selected to represent the England Under-21 national team this week but he failed to experience any game time in the European Championship qualifier against Scotland on Friday evening.

Both Davies and Schneiderlin will look to feature for the Toffees in the league match against Brighton this weekend.

In other Everton news, this 2016/17 goal machine has confirmed himself to be in Liverpool amid reports of a stunning return to Goodison Park in January.

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