Fabian Delph has been comparing life at Everton with how things are done at Manchester City, in an interview with the Guardian.
Pep Guardiola is an obsessive manager with relentless demands but Delph says Marco Silva’s Toffees sessions are more intense.
He said: “The volume of training is a lot higher here than it was at City, and that’s OK with me. We cover a lot more distance, there’s a lot more intensity and you definitely feel like you’ve worked come the end of the day. The ethos is a little different here and I really love it.
“There’s nothing worse in my book than going home with energy left over. I like to go home knowing I’ve put a shift in, feeling that I’ve pushed myself to the max. I’ve been here about a week and I’m going home tired.”
Guardiola’s demands appear intense but it’s a sign of how hard Silva is working his Everton players that his training sessions are already being seen as more tiring.
Everton are looking to create a high-pressing identity with a squad who are also comfortable on the ball and Delph’s arrival is all part of that.
He is also there to bring a winning mentality and add some of the values lost by the departure of club captain Phil Jagielka and he seems to be embracing that responsibility already.