Soccer News of Friday, 20 February 2015
Ghana winger Christian Atsu is confident of his success at Everton after he returned from the just ended 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) as best player at the tournament.
Atsu is on loan from Chelsea and put up an impressive performance at the AFCON tournament He scored twice in a 3-0 win over Guinea in the quarter finals.
The 23 year-old was awarded Best player award and the Goal of the tournament award at the end of the tournament. Atsu said: “I was very happy to win the awards and with my determination in the tournament.
“Being the best player at the AFCON doesn’t mean I can come straight back and start for Everton because we have many great players in my position.
“It gives me great confidence now to play for Everton and prove what I can do.
“I believe I can be a success in the premier league, whether that’s with Everton or Chelsea. I have been frustrated, but I always look to the future and I am improving at Everton even when I’m not playing.
“I want to be a better footballer and I am learning from a great coach who trusts young players. I think I’m a very fast winger, I am skillful and I can create chances for my strikers”.
Atsu has represented Ghana at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and two African Cup of Nations tournaments.