Rafa Benitez says one Everton player is absolutely bossing it in training
Everton boss Rafa Benitez has praised Demarai Gray for how well he’s doing on the pitch and in training.
The Toffees manager says he’s “demanding more from him every game” and that the player is “ambitious” to keep improving.
Gray, who joined Everton in a reported £1.7million deal in July, was superb against Burnley at Goodison Park on Monday.
Benitez’s charges fell behind to Ben Mee’s 53rd-minute header, but turned the game around in a seven-minute salvo.
Michael Keane nodded home on the hour mark before Andros Townsend let rip with a 25-yard rocket five minutes later.
On 66 minutes, Gray raced through on goal from Abdoulaye Doucoure’s pass and netted a composed finish for a solid victory.
The former Bayer Leverkusen ace looked bright throughout the game and the goal was just reward for his efforts.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa, Benitez sung the 24-year-old’s praises.
“(Gray) is training so well and is so ambitious to do well,” the Spaniard told the Everton media team.
“He will try every day to improve, to be a better player, to score goals and give assists.
“He knows he has to be consistent and I am supporting him 100 percent and demanding more from him every game.”