Digne Reveals Why He Loves His Relationship With Evertonians

Lucas Digne discusses the cherished family moments he has experienced in recent weeks, the "amazing" connection he feels with Everton fans and his pride at playing his part in the Blue Family campaign...

It has been more than two months since our last match and, of course, it is so difficult not to be able to do the thing we love – playing football.

The coronavirus pandemic is such a worrying thing for us all.

You can see, all around the world, people are having problems with this situation. The most important thing is to take care of yourself and your family.

If I look for some positives from this period, it is that I have been able to spend a lot of time with my wife and son.

My son has just turned one and I saw his first steps. That was just amazing.

He also had his birthday in April and, while it was a strange one given the situation, having a birthday with love is what really matters and we had a nice day together.

Of course, it is tough that grandparents and other family members are not able to share these occasions with us, but we have to try to protect everybody.

I have been working hard to ensure I am staying fit. I’ve been eating healthily and taking care of my weight.

The Club has sent us a fitness programme. Every day I am on the treadmill and I have been using weights.


We have got a lot of information, especially from [assistant manager] Davide Ancelotti about our programmes. We have been sent a lot of videos for analysis, too.

I miss a lot about football. I miss seeing my teammates every day, although we have kept in contact and speak together a lot.

I also miss the atmosphere inside Goodison and the relationship we have with the fans.

I have felt the love from the supporters ever since I arrived at Everton. I want to give back on the pitch and I have given everything for the Club since I have been here.

I love the relationship I have with Evertonians. They have even written a song for me, and I want to say thank you to them for that.

We have something special in this Club.

You can see that in the work that Everton in the Community does and how it has been helping people during this time.


It is very important for us to be close with the people and, as players, if we can do anything to help, we do.

I read a children’s book for our young fans, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, and I was pleased to see people enjoyed it!

I read a lot of books for my son – it is my job! I love to read for him. They are great moments to have together.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea is one of the best children’s books, I think. In English, for sure, it’s my favourite!

As a Club, we have such an amazing connection with our fans and that is more important than ever now.

We are a real family.