Everton news: Mirallas named Le Tissier as idol

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14th Sep, 2016 | 2:29pm

Kevin Mirallas names his Premier League idol, not an Everton player

By Dominic Toner

Kevin Mirallas has picked out Premier League great Matt Le Tissier as his idol.

The Englishman was a one-club man and stayed at Southampton throughout his entire career between 1985-2002.

The attacking midfielder is well remembered for his remarkable goals, including a remarkable 40-yard lob against Blackburn in the 1994-95 season.

Le Tissier scored 209 goals in 504 appearances at Southampton and is regarded as one of their finest ever players.

Current Everton midfielder Mirallas told the Premier League website that he enjoyed watching Le Tissier and fondly remembers his remarkable goal scoring.

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“Le Tessier he was a good striker, when I watched the games of the Premier League the first time I saw his goals I thought he was a fantastic striker,” he said.

Mirallas will hope to replicate the phenomenal talent that was Le Tissier, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports.

The Toffees have begun the season in fine form and have picked up 10 points from their opening four games in the league.

Ronald Koeman took over us Everton manager in the summer and has started Mirallas in all four of the league fixtures so far.

The winger has repaid his manager’s faith, scoring one goal and providing one assists already.

Mirallas fell down the pecking order under Roberto Martinez and made just 30 appearances in the 2015/16 season.

However he appears to be a crucial part of Koeman’s new side and will be aiming to keep his place in the starting line up alongside Ross Barkley and Yannick Bolasie.

In other Everton news, Tim Cahill has given his verdict on Everton’s display against Sunderland.