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Donovan: Prem Perfect For Me

Donovan confident his game will suit the rigours of the Premier League.

Donovan: Prem Perfect For Me

Landon Donovan is confident his game will suit the rigours of the Premier League.

The American arrived at Everton last weekend after a deal to secure his services on loan from LA Galaxy was agreed in December.

And the forward acknowledges that playing in England is an entirely different proposition to his previous stints in Germany and the USA.

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But he's studied the Premier League in detail and insists his preference for high tempo football will stand him in good stead.

"I follow the Premier League, all the players in America follow it - like most countries around the World," Donovan told evertonTV in an exclusive interview.

"It is exciting to be a part of it and I'm looking forward to hopefully playing in some games."

Donovan was able to take in the second half of Everton's game against Carlisle in person after jetting in from the States.

And although the league differs from the cup, the American is looking forward to getting involved - and making an impact for Everton.

"I watched the Carlisle game and I can tell the game is a lot faster here, which I like," he continued. 

"I enjoy the faster pace. In Germany in the Bundesliga it was a little different in style so I will have to get used to the style here - but Tim (Howard) and I have had some discussions about it and what I can expect so I think I will be prepared.

"I think the Premier League will suit my style of play.  I like a fast paced game.  I like to take changes quickly and I think that will suit me here."

Donovan had a similar loan spell last year when he played for German giants Bayern Munich and while he admits this deal will offer certain personal benefits, he has one main priority.

"My goal is to help Everton win," he declared. "Personally, I want to get sharp and play some games and enjoy it. I enjoy it when the team wins and being a part of it. 

"Tim Howard has had nothing but great things to say about this team so I am excited."

Watch the full interview on evertonTV now.

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Soccer LAYou will not see a player track across the pitch more than Donovan. In world cup qualifying at Azteca stadium in Mexico he played 90 minutes in 2300 meter altitude with the H1N1 flu. He's average size but has incredible speed and field vision. Look for him to feint a shot and then pass it to a wide open player.

Saturday 9th January 05:22 Report Comment

Mark LynchWelcome to the Family Landon, i can promise you this and only this, if you show us effort and Comittment, when your loan expires you may be gone but never forgotten

Wednesday 6th January 13:51 Report Comment

Eoin ScullyWelcome to the club Landon, look forward to seeing what you've got in your locker. Question though, Looking at the above picture, Are you tiny or is the reporter huge?

Wednesday 6th January 13:09 Report Comment

alan kanelets be honest its better than a kick in the teeth getin this guy in 4 a couple of month he's got a desant first touch an a eye 4 goal and with the striker situation that were in at the minute this is a good piece of buisness by the boss! in at the deep end head first arsenal next so welcome and good luck !!!!!

Wednesday 6th January 11:15 Report Comment

DAVE HUNTERWelcome on board mate, let's hope you make a big impact, Good luck, Tim Howard is spot on, this is a great club and you should be proud to put on the Blue shirt, i promise you it is something that you will remember for the rest of your career

Wednesday 6th January 09:04 Report Comment


Wednesday 6th January 08:35 Report Comment

andy maywelcome to everton landon ! you chose the best in the world . some goals would be a bonus c.o.y.b

Wednesday 6th January 07:38 Report Comment

alexis leungCarry THREE points back from Arsenal please!

Wednesday 6th January 07:29 Report Comment

Robert HanniganI've been an Evertonian only since 1999 when former New England Rev Joe Max Moore transferred to the Blues, now True Blue! Candidly, to date, for various reasons I haven't been a big Landon Donovan supporter. In my opinion, his average play in the Bundesliga, his initial reaction to Becks oin LA, [my personal opinion] of his weak "California boy" attitude. However, that being said I hope his 2 1/2 months at Goodison prove me WRONG. I hope you succeed in the EPL and help things turn around for my Toffees

Wednesday 6th January 01:07 Report Comment

Gary WrightWelcome to Everton

Tuesday 5th January 21:44 Report Comment


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