‘He stepped up’ – Seamus Coleman praises Everton’s player impact last season and expects continued success

Everton captain Seamus Coleman has credited midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure for his significant contributions to the team’s survival last season, relays the Everton.News. Speaking on evertontv, Coleman commended Doucoure’s performances as the Toffees narrowly avoided relegation on the final day of the campaign. The midfielder, who fell out of favor under Frank Lampard, revitalized his career under Sean Dyche’s guidance, becoming a key figure in Everton’s battle against the drop.

Doucoure’s crucial role in helping Everton secure their top-flight status was highlighted in his match-winning goal against Bournemouth. Coleman recognized the Mali international’s impact and praised his understanding of what the club’s success means to the fans. “Doucs is great,” Coleman shared on Everton’s YouTube channel. “He really stepped up for us, and he knows what it means to us all as well. Doucs was buzzing.”

In recognition of his outstanding form, Doucoure earned a contract extension shortly before the decisive Bournemouth clash, ensuring his stay at Goodison Park until the end of the upcoming season. The midfielder has been in exceptional form for Everton this year, and he will be eager to maintain his high standards in the next campaign.

Doucoure’s decision to extend his tenure with the club indicates his desire to continue playing a pivotal role in Everton’s midfield. As the team looks to strengthen during the transfer window, his place in the starting lineup is far from under threat due to the lack of depth in the middle of the park. While manager Sean Dyche aims to bring in competition for the former Watford man, Doucoure’s performances will naturally be key in securing his place and warding off any potential benching.

As Everton prepares for the upcoming season, the club will rely on Doucoure’s consistency and influential presence in the midfield. With his continued dedication and strong performances, Doucoure is poised to play a vital role in Everton’s aspirations for success in the Premier League.