Everton finished their 2018/19 campaign with a credible 2-2 draw with Tottenham in their state-of-the-art new stadium. Marco Silva’s side earned a share of the spoils thanks to goals from Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun.
The Toffees finished in a decent eight place in the Premier League and boss Silva will hope to improve next season. He will hope to add some real quality to his squad ahead of a big push towards the European places.
It will be an interesting summer for Everton supporters. Not just for the players that will arrive at the club but also to see which of the current crop features in Silva’s plans moving forward.
Turkish striker Tosun was on the scoresheet yesterday. His goal which edged Everton in front was scrappy but that won’t both him one bit. The striker is desperate to succeed at Goodison Park but has only been viewed as a peripheral figure this season.
The 27-year-old only started 10 league games this season, netting four goals and claiming three assists. He does get into some good areas, however, and would perhaps get more goals if he was given more of a chance.
Consistency is going to prove key for the £60k-a-week (Spotrac) man, next season. The Turkey international has a contract until 2022 and if he is going to stick around Merseyside he needs to produce the goods more frequently.
With better players likely to arrive at the club, the challenge of holding down a place in the team is going to become even more difficult. Tosun must maintain his performance from the Spurs game yesterday over a more consistent period of time if he is to prove a hit at Everton.