English Premiership

Valencia: Everton are bigger than I thought

2016-09-15 21:00
Enner Valencia (whufc.com)

Cape Town - Everton's new loan signing Enner Valencia has admitted to being surprised by how big of a club his temporary employers are.

Speaking to the Toffees' offical website, the 26-year-old also revealed that Everton's training regime is tougher than what he experienced with West Ham.

Valencia has failed to recapture his 2014 World Cup form during his time in East London and is hopeful that his spell on Merseyside will get his career back on track.

"I'm very happy to be here. It's a great club with excellent fans. I'm looking forward to getting onto the pitch with my new teammates," he said.

"I was in Ecuador when I signed with Everton on the last day of the transfer market. I was a little bit worried it wouldn't get done in time but, in the end, everything was fine.

"When the people who I work with told me about the possibility of joining Everton that morning, it was great news for me. When it was confirmed in the last hour [of the window], it was an even better moment.

"[Training] is different than my last team - a little bit harder! There's a great coach and manager here and I am trying to learn about him.

"I already knew that Everton was a big team but when I came here to the training ground, I realised that it was bigger than what I thought before. I have great teammates, there are great staff working behind the team and there are all the facilities for me to have a great year here."

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