Lookman's Whirlwind First Month

by Mike Taylor
@Everton

Ademola Lookman says he is relishing the opportunity to make an impact in the Everton first team so soon after joining from Charlton Athletic. 

It has been a whirlwind first month with the Blues for the 19-year-old winger, who marked his debut with a goal within seconds of being introduced as a substitute in the 4-0 victory over Manchester City.

Two more impressive cameos against Crystal Palace and Stoke City followed, before manager Ronald Koeman handed Lookman his first start as the Toffees recorded a 6-3 victory over Bournemouth.

“It’s been brilliant to come to a club like Everton with the supporters here and how much history the Club has is unbelievable,” he told evertontv.

“The Evertonians have been brilliant since the first minute I walked in the door here. They’ve supported me so well and thinking back to when I scored my first goal, the support was just crazy. I haven’t had anything like it before and I’m just glad they’ve taken to me.

“The players here are quality and I’m just happy to be part of that and to be able to contribute to the team. I already feel like I’m improving every single day. I’m learning a lot from the manager, players and coaches here.

“It was good to get my first start and to win 6-3 was fantastic. I found out the day before, prepared myself and I’m just so pleased with the result.

“I think I did alright. I lost the ball a few times and I was at fault for their second goal so it’s something I’ll look back on and try to rectify.”

Lookman reserved praise for four-goal striker Romelu Lukaku, who has taken the England Under-20 international under his wing since his switch to Merseyside.

“It was a brilliant start and finish, right into the top corner,” added Lookman. “He’s so clinical, he just scores goals for fun and he’s a great player to play with.

“I can learn a lot off him. His finishing is unbelievable and I want to get to that level, too.”

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