Michael Keane has given a heartfelt interview about the ‘despair’ he felt last season.
The defender has reveald he felt major guilt over playing poorly so soon after being signed for big money by Ronald Koeman.
He said that he didn’t even want to leave his house.
As quoted by The Mirror, he said: “There were a few months when things were going really badly and I did not really want to go and do things out of the house. It is really sad when managers get sacked and they talk to you for the last time and see how visibly upset they are.
“That gets to you and makes you feel guilty and want to make sure it does not happen again. We had three managers in the end and it was difficult, all the change constantly happening.”
Fortunately for Keane, the defender has been able to turn things around, and is now looking like the £25 million player the Toffees signed from Burnley.
Keane’s comments show he cares
To see Keane speaking so honestly about that difficult time is likely to get the fans on his side even more.
They show that he really does care, and it’s clear he wants to make a success of his move to Goodison Park.
Keane was poor last term, but to recapture his brilliant form from when he was at Burnley is a testament to his character.
The fact that he felt so much guilt over Koeman’s sacking suggests he’ll be determined not to let down Marco Silva.
The dark place he went to will serve as a deterrent for playing poorly, and he could now go on to become one of the Premier League’s top centre-halves.