Next Match:

Lille (A) Thu 23 Oct 2014, 18:00, Europa League

Ossie Deserves Credit

by Rob Urbani @efc_roburbani

Everton v Swansea

To buy, click here or call 0871 663 1878. Alternatively, visit the Park End box office, Everton Two or TicketQuarter.

Don't Miss Out

Visit stubhub, our official ticket marketplace, to purchase tickets from fans who cannot attend our forthcoming fixtures. CLICK HERE.

Third Kit Offer

Save 20 per cent by midday Monday 27 October. Click here to shop now.

Leon Osman deserves greater recognition for his influence on and off the field for Everton.

That is the verdict of Blues' assistant boss Steve Round, who was delighted to see the 29-year-old score as captain in Wednesday night's impressive 5-1 demolition of Huddersfield Town.

Youngsters Seamus Coleman, Magaye Gueye, Jack Rodwell and Marouane Fellaini may have earned the headlines after the second round success but the influence of Osman is not under-estimated by the Club's coaching staff.

Round explained: "Leon's a terrific player and the heart and soul of the Club, he really is. He was deservedly the captain on Wednesday night.

"I think sometimes he doesn't quite get the credit he deserves because he hasn't got the flashness of one or two of the others in some of his play. But he does the work, he's got great quality and I was really pleased with him tonight."

Osman is one of the Club's longest serving players. A product of the Everton Academy, he overcame a succession of serious injuries early in his career to emerge as a key first-team player for David Moyes, making his senior debut in 2004.

He has since become a lynchpin of the Everton squad, making 210 senior starts and netting 34 goals, the most recent coming in Wednesday night's win at Goodison.

Related Tags

Comments

evertontv

View More
  • Re-Live Retro Day
    0
  • McCarthy Delighted With Award
    0
  • Jagielka: Win For The Fans
    0
  • Martinez's Reaction
    5
  • Everton 3-0 Aston Villa - 20 Minute Highlights
    1
  • Martinez: We Earned It
    0

EvertonLive

View More