Steven Naismith is ready to make his Everton debut on Monday night in the rarefied atmosphere of Goodison Park under lights and gave a lengthy interview to the Scotsman in anticipation of the start of his Everton career.
Here is just a flavour of it:
"I have had a good pre-season and hopefully the manager sees what I have done not only in the games for them but for Scotland and in training and I can stake a claim for a starting place.
“The squad is full of real, real quality players and part of my decision was that there were real quality players there but the squad wasn't too big that I wasn't going to get my chance. That played a big part. With better players you're going to become a better player yourself and, hopefully, training with these boys every day will make me a better player.”
“In pre-season and in training we have been playing together quite a bit and it has worked well and that is good for me and good for my confidence but he is just one of a number of quality players there. From defence right through to attack there is real quality and playing with these guys all the time will make me a better player.”
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