In an insightful interview filmed by Premier League Productions, Anthony Gordon reveals how his mentality has helped him make a seamless transition into performing at a senior first-team level, why his playing style reflects Everton’s ethos, and the positive influence Leighton Baines has had on his embryonic career.
Gordon discusses his emotions heading into his full Everton debut, which came in a Merseyside derby showdown at Goodison Park on 21 June.
The Academy graduate details how getting into peak physical condition during lockdown and his increasing confidence during training sessions meant he “expected” the call to start against Liverpool.
Gordon outlines why he believes his energy and spirit on the pitch matches the Club’s DNA – and how the support of retiring Blues great Baines and Club captain Seamus Coleman has been key in his development.
The 19-year-old also reveals how, while he was “in awe” of manager Carlo Ancelotti at first, he has formed a strong relationship with the Italian and is relishing the chance to learn more from him going forward.