English Premiership

Keane praises Koeman impact

2017-08-30 11:46
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Cape Town - Everton defender Michael Keane has praised the impact manager Ronald Koeman has had on his game since signing for the Toffees from Burnley.

The 24-year-old centre-back joined Koeman's side early in the transfer window for a fee of £25million that could rise to £30m, and says he has already learnt a lot from the Dutch tactician.

Keane has revealed that his time at the Clarets was spent exclusively on defending, while Koeman has been working on adding to his ability to play out from the back.

"At Burnley, it was all about defending, which I loved, and I improved a lot when I was there, but it's just a different style of play," said Keane, as quoted by Sky Sports.

"You've still got to do that at Everton, it's the basics of being a defender, but you also have to play out from the back a bit more.

"Ronald is trying to bring that out of my game and develop me in that sense. He was more of a ball player and scored a lot of goals.

"He won't talk to me every day but when he does, he's got a lot of authority and you take it, you listen.

"Every now and again, he'll pull me into his office, show me a few clips of what he likes his centre-halves to do.

"That's all I can ask for, it's one of the reasons I went there, because he played at the top level. He's got a lot of experience and hopefully he can keep passing that on."

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