The Turkish international struck 14 minutes time to double the Blues' lead and effectively put the game beyond the Seagulls a week after opening his account in the 2-1 defeat at Burnley.
Tosun spoke to evertonfc.com after the game to describe the feeling among the camp following the win and how well he feels he is now settling into his new club after a slow start to his Premier League career.
“We played really well today,” the striker said. “For 90 minutes we were strong and played better than Brighton. We deserved the win.
“In the first half we played well but didn't score. We missed clear chances but in the second half we were better and scored two goals.
“We always want to win at home and thankfully today we have taken the three points. We have been really good at Goodison but we know we have to be better away. Hopefully that starts at Stoke.
“I scored my first goal for the club last week but I was disappointed to lose the game. This week was better because we won.
“I was worried it was going to hit the crossbar and bounce back out! Thankfully it was wet out there because that has helped the ball go in.
“I feel good physically. I feel like I have settled into England as well and I hope I can keep going like this and keep scoring goals.”
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1 Posted 11/03/2018 at 07:43:44
2 Posted 11/03/2018 at 09:23:39
Now the goals, are coming, he just needed a steady run of games not a strange volley of criticism from the manager that signed him after only being here 5min.
Next season Tosun could well be a beast for us.
3 Posted 11/03/2018 at 09:30:48
Played well yesterday despite needing someone closer to him for long periods. A striker should really only be judged on the goals they score.
Keep up the good work young man.
4 Posted 11/03/2018 at 11:16:32
5 Posted 11/03/2018 at 13:09:11
6 Posted 11/03/2018 at 13:49:03
7 Posted 11/03/2018 at 15:50:02
We have certainly got to start playing positively with Cenk in the team from the start; albeit a bit late, but that elusive Euro place is possible mathematically.
I know a lot of fans think it is more trouble than it is worth; but it may help to attract players in the inevitable shake-up; post Allardyce hopefully!
8 Posted 11/03/2018 at 15:55:48
9 Posted 11/03/2018 at 18:35:52
Don't you mean "learn" him?
10 Posted 11/03/2018 at 21:04:26
11 Posted 11/03/2018 at 22:17:40
Comparisons with Lukaku in his early days are slightly wayward. As a central defender the striker has to “occupy” you. Keep you guessing. Out muscle you - outpace you. Lukaku had that in his locker even at a tender age and not prolific in front of goal.
I'm not sure Cenk has brought that presence with him. He's hasn't got blistering pace, isn't hard as nails so central defenders won't mind playing against him. That's possibly the reason he hasn't been getting played.
I hope he comes good but he's got a long way to go before I start thinking it was money well spent. He needs to get fit, add some pace and presence to help the team out when he's not scoring crackers like he did on Saturday. It's the modern way unfortunately...
12 Posted 11/03/2018 at 22:48:14
13 Posted 11/03/2018 at 23:45:28
14 Posted 11/03/2018 at 23:50:35
Whether he can develop into our long-term solution to the striker role, only time will tell. But he's got something about him for sure.
There's a reason he was so well loved at Beşiktaş.
15 Posted 12/03/2018 at 01:20:51
Just something in his body language I think. OK two-in-two is never going to harm a new player.
Then following his Saturday goal the interplay amongst the players, principally Tosun & Bainsey, gave me far more heart than adding a second goal did alone.
When Tosun got down on his knee and "polished" Bainsey's boot, the look on these two guys' faces was beyond price. Proper mutual respect portrayed as fun. Blokes in "The Royal Blue Jersey" having a right laugh at work relaxed, positive team spirit in evidence there. A real tonic to see.
Massive that our new striker displays professional respect (albeit tongue in cheek) and Bainesy goes along with a great big smile on his face. Bloody Magic.
[ Footnote: Any Turkish Blues able to give us the correct pronunciation phonetically of Cenk Tosun, I'm sincerely hoping that we are all going to need it!]
16 Posted 12/03/2018 at 07:18:41
Im expecting to see peak Tosun next season hopefully being supplied by Bernard and managed by Fonseca.
17 Posted 12/03/2018 at 09:15:33
18 Posted 12/03/2018 at 11:05:36
Add to that his desire and experience, his ability to work with others and the quality of his goals, both took amazing speed of thought or strikers instinct, and I think we have a serious striker at last.
This guy's only going to get better.
19 Posted 12/03/2018 at 21:47:26
I believe he's better in or around the 16-m distance to keeper than most faster players.
21 Posted 13/03/2018 at 11:08:27
I would like to see him play a game along side another patient player, Niasse. He may not have the instinctive skills of Tosun but his speed may provide for a fearsome twosome. Just a thought?
22 Posted 13/03/2018 at 13:10:14
23 Posted 13/03/2018 at 13:59:29
Can you see him or even one of them up in a last 8 in the Champions League with maybe the exception of Sigurdsson, Pickford and Coleman? That's the new yardstick we are aiming for when Bill and Bob go. Looks like one half of kitbag capers is on way now. New efc new belief new acting like pros.
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