Everton forward Cenk Tosun has spoken to Goal Turkey about life in England and his expectations for this season.
The Turkey international joined the Toffees in January for a Super Lig transfer record.
Asked about his move to the Premier League, Tosun said: “The first few months were very hard. It is not always easy to come from a different league and different culture. But during the last stages of the season, I returned to my normal self and scored some good goals.”
Tosun was also asked about the differences between Marco Silva and Sam Allardyce, the manager who brought him to Goodison Park: “Sam Allardyce is a very experienced manager, he gave years to football in this country. He wanted me to here and that’s one of the reasons why I chose Everton.
“We were playing defensively under him but now for Marco Silva, we are playing more attack minded. That’s the main difference.”
Tosun has seen him himself out of Silva’s starting line-up in recent weeks despite starting the season in the team. The Portuguese boss has preferred to play summer signing Richarlison down the middle in Everton’s last five Premier League games, limiting Tosun’s involvement.
This had led to speculation in the Turkish media he could return to his home country in the new year, with his former club Besiktas reportedly interested.