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Donovan: I'm Better Than Ever

Landon says there's more to come ahead of second spell.

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Landon Donovan believes he is at the peak of his powers as he prepares to begin his second stint at Goodison Park.

The American international made 10 appearances during a two month loan spell two seasons ago and left a lasting impact on the blue half of Merseyside.

Since then Donovan has starred in the USA's run to the World Cup quarter-finals and scored the decisive goal in LA Galaxy's MLS Cup victory in November.

The 29-year-old could return against Bolton on Wednesday and Donovan says he has more to offer than in his last stretch with the Blues.

"I'm more experienced and a better player than I was two years ago," he said. "Before you get to the end of your career, mentally you get better and better.

"I feel I have grown a lot over the last two years. I've had a World Cup and I feel these may be the best few years of my career.

"Nothing is ever going to be the same, I'm hoping it's better but I just want to come and enjoy the experience," he added.

"There's not many players in the world that get the chance to play in the Premier League for a team like Everton.

"I'm very fortunate to have that opportunity and I just want to make the most of it."

Everton face a Bolton side bottom of the Premier League and four points from safety following a 1-1 draw with Wolves at the Reebok Stadium on New Year's Eve.

Owen Coyle's squad has been ravaged by injuries including the long term loss of Donovan's fellow countryman Stuart Holden.

Holden, 26, has been absent since September with a knee injury, and Donovan believes his loss has affected Wanderers.

He said: "Stuart Holden has been hurt for a while and he won't be playing but it will be nice bragging rights if we can beat Bolton at Goodison and I can play a part in it. I will be excited to see him but more so to play my first game.

"There's no question they are missing him. I'd be curious to see what there record is when he plays versus when he doesn't.

"Obviously they have struggled this year and I think they miss him a lot."

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Lawrence GardinerCome on Landon ,welcome back buddy ,bang one in tonite for us

Wednesday 4th January 19:51 Report Comment

Victor TayCome on Landon, show your class and lead us on an unbeaten run!

Wednesday 4th January 04:58 Report Comment

joe crosseThanks Landon for coming home you are a gentleman and a legend nil satis nisi optimum from joe Irish toffee.

Tuesday 3rd January 18:23 Report Comment


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