Sport 'It does not bother me' - Benched Everton striker Tosun shrugs off Allardyce snub

19:56  13 february  2018
19:56  13 february  2018 Source:   goal.com

Allardyce tears into 'pathetic' Everton after Arsenal humbling

  Allardyce tears into 'pathetic' Everton after Arsenal humbling Everton angered Sam Allardyce in the heavy defeat to Arsenal, with the former England manager repeatedly calling their efforts "pathetic".Sam Allardyce pulled few punches when picking apart his Everton side's dismal 5-1 thrashing at Everton, claiming "the whole team played c**p".

Sam Allardyce kept Tosun on the bench for the entirety of Everton 's 3-1 win against Palace, with Oumar Niasse starting - and scoring - in his absence, but Tosun is looking "I'm doing everything to settle in and bond with my new team-mates. I did not play in the last game, but it does not bother me .

Sam Allardyce kept Tosun on the bench for the entirety of Everton 's 3-1 win against Palace, with Oumar Niasse starting - and scoring - in his absence, but Tosun is looking "I'm doing everything to settle in and bond with my new team-mates. I did not play in the last game, but it does not bother me .

tosun-cropped: Everton striker Cenk Tosun © Provided by Goal Everton striker Cenk Tosun

Missing out on Everton's 3-1 defeat of Crystal Palace did "not bother" £27 million signing Cenk Tosun because he is focusing on getting fitter.

Tosun joined Everton in January after impressing over the previous year-and-a-half with Besiktas in Turkey.

Scoring goals had been identified as Everton's biggest problem in the first half of the season following the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, with the club then shelling out for Turkey international Tosun, who netted eight in 12 league starts for Besiktas before leaving.

But by no means has he swiftly established himself in the starting XI at Goodison Park, starting just two Premier League games and failing to score.

'A pathetic performance' - Allardyce rips into Everton after Arsenal humbling

  'A pathetic performance' - Allardyce rips into Everton after Arsenal humbling After a heavy defeat at the hands of the Gunners the former England manager ripped into his side for not following instructionsSam Allardyce pulled few punches when picking apart his Everton side's dismal 5-1 thrashing at Everton, claiming "the whole team played c**p".

Sam Allardyce kept Tosun on the bench for the entirety of Everton 's 3-1 win against Palace, with Oumar Niasse starting - and scoring - in his absence, but Tosun is looking "I'm doing everything to settle in and bond with my new team-mates. I did not play in the last game, but it does not bother me .

Sam Allardyce kept Tosun on the bench for the entirety of Everton 's 3-1 win against Palace, with Oumar Niasse starting - and scoring - in his absence, but Tosun is looking "I'm doing everything to settle in and bond with my new team-mates. I did not play in the last game, but it does not bother me .

Sam Allardyce kept Tosun on the bench for the entirety of Everton's 3-1 win against Palace, with Oumar Niasse starting - and scoring - in his absence, but Tosun is looking at the bigger picture and working hard.

"I am in a completely different league," Tosun is quoted as saying by Turkish-Football.com.

"I'm doing everything to settle in and bond with my new team-mates.  I did not play in the last game, but it does not bother me.

"I am just focused on my game and training hard. I am going to be a lot fitter in a fortnight's time and then return to the starting XI."

Chelsea coach backs Everton star to succeed having scouted him previously .
Chelsea coach Eddie Newton has backed Cenk Tosun to shine at Everton having scouted him for the Blues previously, the Liverpool Echo reports. The Toffees signed Tosun for a fee quoted to be around £25m from Besiktas in the January transfer window but he is yet to hit the ground running. Tosun hasn’t opened his goalscoring account for Everton yet and has seen his chances in the first-team limited. However Newton, who is evidently a big admirer of Tosun’s abilities, feels he will need time to adapt. “He is a very good player, I watched him at Besiktas and was impressed. In football you rarely sign a player and expect immediate results, especially in January. He will need time.” The Turkish international forward enjoyed an excellent first half to the season in his homeland. He was in prolific form for Besiktas in both the league and in the Champions League group stages. Tosun will need to work hard for his place in the starting line-up under Sam Allardyce, though, with Oumar Niasse currently in a decent spell of form. Newton feels Tosun will need a fair chance to acclimatise to his new surroundings. “The Premier League is the fastest in the world and it takes time to adjust. Cenk is settling in and adapting. I really think he is going to do well in England but needs to be given a chance and time to settle in first.” Everton have lacked quality in attacking situations throughout the course of the season but added Tosun and Theo Walcott to the ranks in January.

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