It took some time to recover from the physical challenge of playing two international tournaments last summer – but I feel 100-per-cent fit entering a very important period for our team.
I told the manager he can count on me, my body is obeying me and everything is in place to have an excellent closing few months of the season.
It was probably inevitable that I would have fitness issues at some point, not only because I played non-stop for two years from the 2019 Copa America but because injuries are part of a footballer’s life.
I was counting the minutes until I could get back on the pitch after I hurt my knee earlier this season and it was the same when I was coming back from my calf issue at the start of the year.
I want to be playing and scoring goals and providing assists to help Everton pick up points to climb the table.
The Club means so much to me, I am really settled in the city and it feels like being at home in Brazil.
We are playing with more confidence and feel the manager trusts in our ability. It showed against Manchester City last week, they are the best team in the league and we went up against them as equals.
You could see how we’ve grown and developed and that performance created a platform for the rest of the season.
We know how strong we are at Goodison Park, especially when the fans are supporting us like crazy, and our effort deserved at least a draw.
A big decision went against us, though, and I was on the wrong end of the VAR again in our Cup match against Boreham Wood.
I am not having much luck with official calls after my goal in the Leeds match last month was given to Anthony.
It is probably obvious when you watch me play but I love scoring. At the same time, the priority is goals for the team, however they come, and all that matters is securing the results to improve our position as quickly as possible.
We have enormous confidence and belief in the manager and want to give our maximum for him on the pitch.
He won so much as a player and it is time to transfer that success to Everton.
I had a long conversation with the manager this week and he asked me about my preferred position. It is number nine, partly because that is where I play for the national team.
But I was very clear that I will give absolutely everything, wherever he wants me to play.
I will do my best and honour the shirt and help him as much as possible, whether it is in the middle or out wide.
My ambition is always to contribute to the team’s success, with goals and assists but also through hard work and running and tackling and occupying defenders.
I want to be someone my teammates can count on.
We have a difficult and important game at Tottenham on Monday and there is a real determination to improve our away form.
The manager has talked a lot about the need for more consistency and as players we know the performances can’t keep going up and down.
This is a chance to start showing we can produce our best every week.
The focus is on the short term because of our situation in the league. But my longer-term ambitions are unchanged.
I have said for a long time I want to make history in an Everton shirt and score lots of goals here. I believe I can have a wonderful career at this club.