Seamus Coleman has spoken of the crucial pre-season for both him and his Everton teammates this summer.
Having missed out ahead of the 2017/18 campaign recovering from the broken leg he sustained in March 2017, Coleman is out in Austria with the rest of the Blues squad as they are put through their paces ahead of the new season.
And like his teammates, he is working hard during the “intense” but enjoyable training sessions in order to catch the eye of new manager Marco Silva, all revealed in our latest interview exclusively for Season Ticket holders and We Are Everton Members.
"All the boys will tell you, pre-season is where you get your base fitness for the season," said Coleman. "Missing that is never ideal. Circumstances for me meant I had to miss it last season but thankfully I had some great staff to work with me and get me back up to full fitness.
"But in an ideal world, you want to go through pre-season and I had been looking forward to coming back into this one. We are training a couple of times a day and becoming as fit as possible.
"Training in Austria has been great. As you can imagine, the intensity has been high and all the lads are eager to impress and make an impression on the new manager. So far, training has been really good and everyone has enjoyed it."
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