Everton midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin says the club’s fans and manager Carlo Ancelotti were both great with him during his injury recovery.

In an interview with the Liverpool Echo, Gbamin has spoken about the role both played in his recovery.

Marco Silva was actually the manager who signed Gbamin but he was sacked and replaced by Ancelotti while the midfielder was out injured.

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“I’m trying to remember (our first conversation), it was a very long time ago! We’ve spoke many times together,” said Gbamin of Ancelotti.

“He wants to make Everton fight for the big positions and the Champions League, so we want to have a competitive team. To be part of this project is really, really good. I want repay his confidence and show it on the pitch.”


“They’ve always been messaging me on social media, and I’ve always felt they are there, which is always good,” he said about the club’s fans.

“Always they’re messaging me over the time I was injured and over the time I came back. I hope that soon they can be in the stadium, it will be a really good feeling because we need them.”

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Ancelotti may not have been the manager who bought Gbamin, but he has inherited a talented player with a point to prove.

Did he do the right thing by giving him his comeback game with the score at 1-0 against Crystal Palace on Monday?

Perhaps not, but that’s a rare mistake from the experienced Italian, who will have plenty of expertise to pass on to Gbamin now he’s finally back fit.

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