'They're amazing': Amadou Onana says there's two Everton players who've really impressed him since joining
Amadou Onana has paid tribute to Everton midfield colleagues Idrissa Gana Gueye and Alex Iwobi.
Onana did an interview with Sky Sports after returning to Merseyside following his World Cup group stage exit with Belgium.
Frank Lampard has taken great strides to revamp Everton’s midfield since his arrival, with Onana and Gueye new signings and Iwobi redeployed centrally.
Onana says he has been so impressed with the midfield duo since arriving at Goodison Park and cannot wait to get back out there on the same pitch as them.
Onana on Iwobi and Gueye
He said: “In terms of the midfield three [alongside Gana and Iwobi], I feel it worked. I feel quite comfortable playing with Gana and Alex as they’re amazing players and they make it quite easy for me.
“Playing as a number eight or in a deeper position in the number six, I don’t mind. Wherever the gaffer needs me, that’s where I’m going to play. I feel I have the ability to play in both positions.
“I can’t wait to get back out there. I’ve missed Goodison as it’s just something else. I can’t really describe the feeling to you but it’s just different. The last few results weren’t great so I can’t wait to try to turn things around and do better than we did before.
“We still have great players and none of them are worse than before despite what people might say. I just believe in this team, the abilities we have and I’m pretty sure that we’ll turn this around.
Everton went into the World Cup break just one point and one place above the relegation zone and they will be desperate to ensure they do not slip into another relegation battle at the business end of the season.
They get their season back underway with a home game against Wolves on Boxing Day in something of a six-pointer given Wolves are bottom of the league.
After that comes a trip to Manchester City, so it is important they get some momentum back into their season before that hugely difficult game.
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