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Everton Is Home For Donovan

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Landon Donovan is revelling in his Everton homecoming.

On Friday, the American star was back at Finch Farm for the first time since agreeing a new two month loan spell with the Blues.

He trained with the rest of the Everton squad on Friday morning and admitted it felt like he'd never been away.

"Who wouldn't want to come back to this?" he beamed.

"The minute I stepped off the plane two years ago and watched Everton's FA Cup game with Carlisle United I felt wanted, I felt respected and that resonates and stays with you.

"When I had the opportunity this year, I had no doubt it could work out.

"It feels like coming home and it feels like family. It's an easy place to come to."

DonovanDonovan back training with the Blues

Donovan has enjoyed a stellar period in his career since his first stint on Merseyside - including a World Cup appearance and an MLS championship - but nothing has made him happier than his latest temporary switch.

"From the kit man to the media people, everyone is friendly and happy and they're excited to be a part of this Club. It's infectious. I almost feel like a kid," he said.

"I feel I've improved as a player since my time here before. Since then I've played in a World Cup and had another couple of years' experience.

"So I feel good and I feel more prepared this time for what I'm getting into."

Such was the success of his first spell on Merseyside, the LA Galaxy man's return has been shrouded in much expectation.

"Life is about expectation," reflected Donovan in relaxed fashion. "Last time there was zero expectation.

"Now I know there is some level of expectation but that's something all footballers deal with. It's part of the job. I don't worry about that, I just want to enjoy my two months here. If I play the way I play, I think I can help the team."

Craig FlahertyIt's great news to have Landon back at the club just wish the loan deal was untill the end of the season.

Sunday 1st January 19:21 Report Comment

Shaun Chesworthit's great to have you back hope this spell is as good as your last one lets hope this time we can sort it so you can stay COYB

Sunday 1st January 03:22 Report Comment

chris perrywelcome back Landon cant wait to see you in a blue shirt again.good luck for tomorrow lads COYB

Saturday 31st December 16:21 Report Comment

Joanna OldhamHe's saying all the right things. His comments about being part of the Everton family and waking up on Christmas day feeling warms my heart. Welcome back! COYB!

Saturday 31st December 10:44 Report Comment

Charlie MathewsI would love to see him permanently sign for Everton since he is that good. It would be good for his preparation for Brazil. Go USA!!!!

Saturday 31st December 01:53 Report Comment


Saturday 31st December 01:46 Report Comment

Kevin CooperWelcome home son....

Friday 30th December 19:35 Report Comment

Jonny AmeryWelcome home kid!

Friday 30th December 18:32 Report Comment

Peter WilliamsShame its not a perm deal, but its great to have him back

Friday 30th December 17:37 Report Comment


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