Former Dutch winger Royston Drenthe ‘messed up the most’ at Everton and could have had a ‘great career’ if he’d got his head down and worked at Goodison Park.

That’s according to journalist Sjoerd Mossou, who covers the player’s career today and believes his mistakes at Everton were the worst of his career.

Drenthe was once a highly rated Dutch youngster after breaking through at Feyenoord and by 2007 had joined Real Madrid in a €14m deal.

The glitz and the glamour of the Spanish capital ended up proving to be too distracting for the youngster though and after a loan spell at Hercules, he found himself at Everton on loan in August 2011.

He initially started off well at Goodison Park but soon found himself on the bad side of manager David Moyes, who grew tired of the player’s off-field antics and eventually left him out of the side, with him making just one appearance in the league in the last night league games of the season.

That was a disappointing end to what had been an otherwise successful loan spell, with Drenthe finishing that season on four goals and seven assists in 27 games.

And Mossou believes it should be the most disappointing part of his career, as Everton could have been the springboard.