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Mason Holgate shares what it's like to play for Rafa Benitez

Mason Holgate has shared what life under Rafa Benitez is like.

The 24-year-old defender is now Everton’s second longest serving player and has spilled the beans on what Benitez is like.

The Spaniard has only been in charge at Everton for a matter of weeks, yet he has the Toffees three games unbeaten in the league.

Tonight, Holgate and co will be taking on Burnley and – whilst it’s unlikely – a 5 goal win would take them to the top of the league.

You wouldn’t bet against Everton having a go at it, though.

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Holgate has explained to the club website what it’s like playing under Benitez.

“It’s been really good. It’s very detailed – that’s something I picked up on early doors.”

“We’re working on things every single day and getting to know his ways more and more.”

“Everything is so meticulous and planned out with him and I think ultimately that is helping us.”

“There are no grey areas. We know what he wants from us and what’s needed to go out there and perform on a matchday.”

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It won’t surprise anyone that Benitez has gone very in-depth with this Everton squad.

If the Spanish tactician can squeeze an extra few percent out of every player then the Toffees could well be in the picture for European football.

Holgate is one of those will be looking to star under Rafa.

With Seamus Coleman out injured tonight it’s likely that the 24-year-old will start at right-back.

That means that he’ll be the man directly lining up against Burnley’s danger-man, Dwight McNeil.

It certainly won’t be an easy assignment.

Should he help his side over the line at Goodison then it will be a fantastic start to life back on Merseyside for Benitez.

They still have to win the game, though, something Holgate and Benitez will be desperate to do.

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