Everton youngster Bassala Sambou has given a wide-ranging interview with The Liverpool Echo following the U23’s fantastic title victory last month.
Sambou has enjoyed a fine season under David Unsworth, scoring 11 goals and making a couple of assists.
The Hannover-born striker has made significant contributions for Unsworth’s team, and is viewed as one of the club’s most promising youngsters.
Sambou has occasional brushes with Marco Silva, who sometimes invites him to train with the first-team.
And the Portuguese tactician has made a big impression on the 21-year-old, who said: “It’s great. Marco Silva is an excellent coach. He’ll stop the whole session to make you better.
“That’s what I love about these coaches. They’ll take the time so you know what to do in these situations.
“You really learn to appreciate them much more because they make sure you get it. I really appreciate that.”
It sounds very much like Sambou is raring to play under Silva next season.
The two-time PL2 winner has his sights firmly set on making his first-team bow, and could well get a chance given the struggles they’ve had in attack in 2018/19.
The Toffees have improved a lot lately with Dominic Calvert-Lewin earning praise for leading the line.
That said, the England U21 international has not netted for the last six Premier League games and only has six in the top-flight all season.