What The Papers Say - August 13

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Monday’s Daily Telegraph carries quotes from Marco Silva, with the Everton boss saying the Blues must “be calm” with Richarlison after the Brazilian’s eye-catching competitive debut on Saturday.

Richarlison scored twice as the Toffees secured a 2-2 draw against Wolves at Molineux, despite playing for more than half of the game with only 10 men.

“We are talking about a player who is 21,” said Silva. “We have to be calm with him. He has the talent, he has everything there, but you have to protect him and support him.”

The Liverpool Echo, meanwhile, features Leighton Baines, who explains why he welcomed the signing of fellow left-back Lucas Digne.

The 33-year-old believes increased competition for places will only drive up performance levels.

“It brings an intensity even to training, which will then translate into games,” he said.

“Everyone's going to be needed, there'll be times when people are going to come out of the team and it's what's best for the Club.”

The local read also includes quotes from Under-23s coach David Unsworth, who has hailed Director of Football Marcel Brands’ “very impressive knowledge” of Everton’s emerging talents.

"Marcel has had a good look at the first-team, which was his main priority coming into the building, but we will spend even more time together and really discuss not just the 23s and 18s but all the way down,” Unsworth said.

"His knowledge of young players, and the young players already here, is very, very impressive."


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