Ademola Lookman has revealed he sits down with an inner circle to scrutinise his performances for the Toffees.
The winger has been a bit-part player under Marco Silva this season.
The Englishman has endured a frustrating campaign playing second fiddle a lot of the time to Theo Walcott and Bernard.
A few weeks ago it was looking like he had turned a corner after starting back-to-back Premier League games against Bournemouth and Southampton.
He got 90 minutes against both of the south coast clubs, but was then an unused substitute against Huddersfield Town. He was then afforded only half an hour against Wolverhampton Wanderers, and hasn’t taken to the field since.
One might have thought the player would be frustrated with a lack of game time, but his comments suggest his head is definitely in the game for Everton.
‘You want to learn’
Lookman says he asks for the opinion of the same three people after he has played; his dad and two of his old Waterloo coaches.
The former RB Leipzig loanee claims he prefers to be give the straight truth about how he’s played, and doesn’t want to be surrounded by ‘yes men’.
He said as quoted by the Liverpool Echo: “It is so important to be surrounded by people who tell you the truth.
“It is not hard to hear. You want to learn every single day, so if they tell you the truth and you can’t accept it, you do not want to grow. Sometimes it feels I am living their dream, if that makes sense. It is a pressure, but a good pressure. I enjoy it.”
Lookman’s mature comments will go down well with the fans, some of whom had questioned the player’s attitude at the start of the season.
It was felt by some that Lookman’s heart was not in the club and that he wanted to move to RB Leipzig on a permament basis (touched upon by The Liverpool Echo back in November).
Certainly it looks as though the youngster is serious about becoming an Everton regular.