Everton wonderkid Anthony Gordon described making his home debut as a “dream come true”.
Caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson gave Gordon a six-minute run-out in the EFL Cup against Leicester City. Everton were chasing the game and looking for an equaliser so Ferguson put his faith in the 18-year-old talent.
Gordon was on the pitch as Leighton Baines scored a wonder-goal to take the match to penalties. Everton eventually lost but Gordon will never forget his Goodison Park bow.
After the game, Gordon took to Twitter to share his thoughts. He tweeted: “Dream come true to make my home debut, the atmosphere was unbelievable. Devasting way to lose but the lads showed great character to come back.”
Dream come true to make my home debut, the atmosphere was unbelievable. Devasting way to lose but the lads showed great character to come back ??? pic.twitter.com/gnA3iAvDHK
— Anthony Gordon (@anthonygordon59) December 19, 2019
Gordon will now be targeting a Premier League debut. His only other previous outing was in the Europa League. He has shown that he is too good for U23 football this season so he could push his way into the first-team squad.
Carlo Ancelotti is likely to take over at Everton so Gordon will be out to impress his new boss. If the England U19 international can replicate his form for the U23s, he could become a gem for Everton in the near future.