Tarkowksi On Family, Leadership And Everton

Powerhouse centre-back James Tarkowski opens up about his fascinating career journey in the latest episode of the Official Everton Podcast, which you can listen to in the player below or here!

Summer signing Tarkwoski has made an exceptional start to life at Everton and is currently part of a Toffees backline which boasts the best defensive record in the Premier League.

In our wide-ranging conversation, he reveals the experiences which have helped him develop into the player and person he is today.

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Among the topics discussed by the searingly-honest Tarkowski in our podcast are:

- Feeling he was "too soft" as a young player and then toughening up at non-league side Maine Road
- His progression from midfield talent to defensive rock
- The influence of former Everton centre-back David Weir during his time at Brentford
- The family reasons which led to his departure from Brentford to Burnley
- His Polish heritage and his grandfather's incredible war story
- His burning ambition to get back into the England squad
- Why Everton is an ideal fit for him
- What it was like to be described as "one of the dads of the dressing room" by Alex Iwobi
- What makes Seamus Coleman "an incredible leader"
- Why the talent and togetherness in the Everton squad has him hugely excited about the Club's future

Listen to our podcast with James Tarkowski now!