Cenk Tosun says Everton is starting to feel like home after meeting fans at a special event for Season Ticket holders on Tuesday night.
The Turkey striker has been in England a month since joining the Club from former side Besiktas, and by his own admission is settling quickly into life on Merseyside.
Speaking on stage at Hangar 34 alongside fellow new signing Theo Walcott, Tosun was quizzed by hosts Leon Osman and Darren Griffiths on how he is finding his feet at the Blues.
“I am settling quickly,” he said. “It has been easy to settle in so far. The experienced players have really helped me and the fans have been great to me. It has been really nice to play in front of them.
“It was great to meet the fans tonight. It was nice to be interviewed up on stage and share some things with those that were there.
“Everton is starting to feel like home now. I have been here for a month now and England and Everton have become my home for sure.
“I have been adapting on the pitch as well, like in training. It is different to how it was in Turkey – you have to be stronger and it is much harder. But I have to get used to it. I train as hard as I can and week-to-week I get better. I want to help my team and score goals.
“The manager, Sam Allardyce, has really supported me too. Our relationship is really nice. He wanted to bring me here and he is helping me a lot on and off the pitch. I am enjoying working with him. He knows my skills and its great to work with him.”
Tosun and Walcott were joined on stage by Blues ambassador Graham Stuart, with former Arsenal man Walcott earning the acclaim of the crowd when he spoke passionately about why he swapped north London for Merseyside during the transfer window.
The 350-strong crowd then welcomed Toffees youngsters Tom Davies and Jonjoe Kenny, accompanied by Ian Snodin, who discussed their progress since making their respective Everton debuts.
The highlight of this second session was Davies claiming Snods ‘would not get near me’ when the former Blues midfielder admitted he would have tried to kick the youngster had he faced him because of Davies’ tendency to wear his socks low!
Rounding off the event was Leighton Baines and Graeme Sharp, with host Osman enjoying the chance for a little mischievous – but good natured - banter with his old Toffees teammate.
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