Arnaut Danjuma has provided an inside look into his early days at Everton. Speaking to evertontv, the Dutch forward expressed his determination to get closer to his peak performance with each passing day as he strives to contribute to the team in the best possible way.
As relays the Everton.News, Danjuma’s journey to Everton had its fair share of twists and turns. Initially criticized on Merseyside for rejecting Everton in favor of a last-minute move to Tottenham Hotspur in January, he eventually secured a loan deal with the Toffees this summer.
Despite limited playing time at Tottenham, the 26-year-old has found a more significant role at Goodison Park, featuring in three starting lineups out of Everton’s opening six matches. Despite the club’s challenging start to the season, Danjuma has emerged as one of the standout performers, scoring in consecutive games against Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield United.
However, Danjuma acknowledges that he is not yet in peak condition since joining the Premier League midway through the preseason. He recognizes the need to continually improve his fitness to contribute effectively to the team’s success.
“We’re getting closer and closer to where we want to be,” Danjuma shared with evertontv. “We’re still early in the season, and there are still a lot of improvements to be made. Some players are returning from injury. As for myself, I missed the majority of pre-season, so I have to ensure that I’m getting fitter every day to help the team in the best way possible.
“We must learn from our past experiences and build upon them. I believe that’s what we’re doing. While our season could have started better, we need to maintain our momentum, and those two recent wins have boosted our confidence.”
In Everton’s recent fixtures, Danjuma was not included in the starting lineup against Brentford but returned to play a key role in their victory over Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup. With competition from players like Jack Harrison and Dwight McNeil, the Villarreal loanee faces a challenge to secure a regular place in the team.