Idrissa Gueye gives insight into life at Everton and how he hopes to progress

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Paul Joyce profiles Everton's new midfield star, Idrissa Gana Gueye in this Express article.

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Jay Wood
1 Posted 17/09/2016 at 23:46:47
One passage from the interview will only serve to cement his place as a fan's favourite:

"... the one real source of motivation was that the fans would appreciate you if they felt you put effort in and worked hard and did your best. So that is what I tried to do.

“The fans at Everton are like that. They live for the club. Maybe I am exaggerating by saying they would rather spend their money on going to the match than eating, but it is that feeling. They are willing to die for the colours almost, so it is your absolute duty to perform to your best level."

Music to me ears ...

Damian Wilde
2 Posted 18/09/2016 at 00:29:59
Fantastic article. What a player. What a guy. Great fella.
David Oldfield
3 Posted 18/09/2016 at 11:47:37
So Niasse is as bad at table tennis as he is at football...
Peter Gorman
4 Posted 18/09/2016 at 12:41:01
Idrissa on training in Senegal; “When I went there I was a pure No 10. I would like the ball to feet, stroll around, go where I wanted and try and run the game that way, but I was inspired by a guy who was more of a No 6. His name was Matar."

I really hope young Tom Davies makes the same leap and takes inspiration from a guy named Gueye.

Gareth Clark
5 Posted 18/09/2016 at 12:44:47
I absolutely love this guy!
Derek Williams
6 Posted 18/09/2016 at 12:58:25
It's early days but he's astonishing. Every time we lose the ball in any part of the pitch, he seems to appear from nowhere and, hey presto, we have it back again.

And then, he's the epitome of KISS, keep it simple stupid, win it, pass it to someone in a better position, support the man with the ball, snap into another tackle. I knew a little of him from his Villa stats but never really thought he could have such an impact for us.

Fantastic signing, Ronald. I know Gazzer got MotM yesterday, and very well he played too, but to my eyes, Gana was head and shoulders above everyone

Brent Stephens
7 Posted 18/09/2016 at 13:44:05
Mate at GP yesterday - "water covers most of the earth, Gana covers the rest".
Colin Grierson
8 Posted 18/09/2016 at 23:38:34
My new favourite player. I can't find fault in this lad. He is exceptional! Credit to Walsh for identifying him. The buy of the window bar none! Love him!
Mike Corcoran
9 Posted 19/09/2016 at 12:58:43
Idrissa Gana Gueye
He takes your ball away
You'll never play in L4 anymore
I like Ronald Koeman
I love a good woman
But we all love Idrissa Gana Gueye

To the tune of Dirty Maggie May
I will get my coat now

Alex Parr
10 Posted 19/09/2016 at 22:47:57
Very interesting to read how he used to play 'Number 10'. Helps to explain his ball playing abilities and it leads me to expect even more from him the more he settles in.

Makes the £80m+ that Man Utd paid for Pogba look ridiculous.
Jonny Flynn
11 Posted 20/09/2016 at 11:09:14
I see Le Tissier's team of the first 5 games so far... and Gana not included. What a tosser!!
Peter Gorman
12 Posted 20/09/2016 at 17:12:03
Would this be the same Le Tissier who claimed Everton would be a step down from Southampton?
Tony Rio
13 Posted 20/09/2016 at 18:35:53
I don't want to get too carried away about this lad, but here goes anyway.

On Saturday, my dad (who is celebrating his 70th consecutive year going to every home game!) suggested Idrissa is reminding him of Alan Ball; everywhere on the park, always on the ball, human dynamo, clever etc etc.

Now don't get me wrong – we know he's not Bally. But when I hear that suggested from a man who has seen the best in the flesh since 1945, I take notice. Premier League players' Player of the Season... what's the odds? Worth a shilling.

Jonny Flynn
14 Posted 21/09/2016 at 18:33:39
Yes, I get your point, Peter, but he put Baines in his team, so makes it all the more baffling!

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