Everton forward Cenk Tosun has spoken to Turkish newspaper HaberTurk, following his move to England in the last transfer window.
The Turkey international has failed to score for Everton since his arrival, and was on the bench for Saturday’s demolition against Arsenal.
Speaking to Haberturk, Tosun asked whether he would consider moving back to his former club: “I am a Besiktas, it is my home, but it is useful to say: I never return without a battle, without success. I hope everything will be better once I get through with the adaption period. I am currently trying to adapt the life in England, my new home etc. It’s a new environment for us after such a long time at Turkey but we’re doing okay.
“It’s also not easy to come to a different league having played in Turkey for almost 7 seasons. It’s normal to have periods like this, and my manager Sam Allardyce also told me that. He’s always speaking with me. I have no problems. He told me once I get used to it I’ll become a starter for the club. I am working hard right now.”
Tosun signed for Everton for a transfer fee in the region of £27m at the start of the winter transfer window, which was a record for a player moving from the Turkish league. The 26 year old showed promise on his debut against Tottenham Hotspur, but he’s played just 150 minutes of football since arriving at Goodison Park.
Last weekend Tosun only got 12 minutes in the defeat to Arsenal, after Allardyce choose Oumar Niasse ahead of him.
There’s a lot of good feeling in Turkey towards Tosun, they see him as a great footballer, a top professional, and a man the whole country can get behind.
A little panic at a less than fantastic start was always going to be likely.