It’s been a pretty busy transfer window for Everton this summer, with manager Ronald Koeman recruiting a couple of new players to help achieve the mission of an exciting project.
However, with more squad members come less minutes of football, especially for youth players trying to break into the team.
However, Toffees’ midfielder Tom Davies, 19, doesn’t seem to be bothered with the possibility of him spending more time on the bench in 2017-18.
The Blues Academy graduate is rather looking forward to getting better as a result of being spurred on by the stiff competition for playing minutes.
Davies told Everton’s official website, “With the players that we have now, there’s always going to be someone ready to come in for your position if you’re not doing well, so it’s only going to help me stay on my game and get the best out of me.”
Following his breakthrough season last term, the England youth international signed a five-year contract extension to keep him at Goodison Park until 2022.
Davies featured 24 times in the last EPL season, scoring twice and assisting thrice to emerge the club’s best young player of the season.
Morgan Schneiderlin, Idrissa Gana Gueye, James McCarthy, Gareth Barry, Muhamed Besic, Davy Klaassen and Wayne Rooney are all competitions Davies will be vying with for a place in midfield, and considering his bag of potential, he would likely get to hold his own when the new season starts.