'I got chills' - Everton newcomer speaks after first game at Goodison Park
Theo Walcott impressed on his debut for Everton today, as he set up the equalising goal with a clever back-post header.
The former Arsenal man showed the Toffees fans what they can expect to see with his flashy performance, as he looked dangerous throughout.
Speaking to the official Everton website, the England international described what it was like to walk out at Goodison Park as an Everton player for the first time,
“I got chills walking on Goodison for the first time, it was a great atmosphere,
“This week’s been 100 miles per hour. I wanted to get to know the guys pretty quickly, I’ve only had one training session, that’s my first full 90 this season, and I felt good.”
Walcott was a handful for his former team mate Kieran Gibbs on the flank, and his direct crosses caused problems for the West Brom defenders.
His debut was even more impressive considering the 28-year-old has only trained with his Everton team mates once, and Walcott believes that he will only continue to improve,
“Obviously there’s going to be a lot of improvement and the guys will get to learn how I play,
“But [getting an assist] is a positive way to start my Everton career and hopefully I can continue to contribute.”
In other Everton news, Sam Allardyce has confirmed the extent of James McCarthy’s greusome injury.
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