Sigurdsson Salutes 'Speed And Creativity' Of Everton New Boys

Gylfi Sigurdsson says Everton's summer signings have injected speed and creativity into the team.

The Icelandic playmaker added linking up with the Blues recent additions "already feels natural", as he credited Marco Silva for swiftly implementing a progressive style of play.

Everton signed six outfield players in the transfer window, each of whom has made a positive impact in their short time at Goodison Park.

Dynamic Brazilian duo Richarlison and Bernard have provided pace, guile and invention - with the former Everton's joint-top goalscorer this season alongside Sigurdsson.

Towering centre-backs Kurt Zouma and Yerry Mina have delivered commanding, assured performances, while left-back Lucas Digne has consistently combined ambition in attack with diligent defensive work.

Portugal international Andre Gomes, meanwhile, appears to grow in stature with each game. The former Valencia man's classy, authoritative midfield displays have seen him rapidly emerge as a fans' favourite.

Sigurdsson, who signed for Everton for Club-record fee in 2017, says he is relishing playing with such a gifted group of players.

And with the forward-thinking Silva at the helm, the 29-year-old is convinced the team will continue to progress.

“The new players have been fantastic,” said Sigurdsson. “They have helped us score lot of goals, with a lot of creativity going forward and speed.

“I think all the players who have come in - not just the attacking players, the centre-halves and Lucas as well - have been fantastic and fitted in really well.

“They suit the way the manager wants us to play. I think if you ask any of the players, they are enjoying working with the new manager.

“He wants us to play attacking football, to work hard without the ball and press.

“There is a good understanding within the players. It feels natural playing with the guys now and that comes with the work we’ve been doing on the training pitch.”

Sigurdsson's attention now turns to Monday’s clash with Watford under the lights at the Grand Old Lady.

The game kicks off a hectic fixture schedule, with Everton set to play six games in just 22 days.

Sigurdsson stressed the squad’s determination to secure maximum points against the Hornets and believes victory can prove a catalyst for a successful festive period.

“Watford is going to be another tough game,” he said. “They have a good squad, but we are focused, and we want to get back to winning ways after the Newcastle draw.

“We have been happy with how we have played in the last few months.

"There’s still a long way to go and now we're going into a busy period now at Christmas, which we’re all looking forward to.

“If we can go through December in January in good form then we’ll hopefully be up there in the table.”