Funes Mori ‘enjoyed’ derby and is happy with form

Date published: Monday 5th October 2015 4:36

Ramiro Funes Mori: Has enjoyed a good start to life at Everton

Ramiro Funes Mori: Has enjoyed a good start to life at Everton

Ramiro Funes Mori admits he enjoyed his first experience of a Merseyside derby and admits he’s happy with his form so far for Everton.

Funes Mori was a £9.5million signing from from Argentinian club River Plate late in the transfer window and some cast doubt on whether the player could adapt to the English game.

But having made his debut in the 3-1 win over Chelsea last month, the centre-half has since played in the wins over Reading and West Brom, as well as the derby draw with Liverpool, to not only show his quality, but to also maintain his unbeaten start at the club.

The player has experience of derby games back home in Buenos Aires and admitted he enjoyed playing for Everton against Liverpool.

“It has the same intensity as the Superclasico (River Plate v Boca Juniors) back home,” he said.

“The fans make it very intense and when they scream you know you are in a derby.

“In Argentina, I played around six or seven derbies so for me I felt normal and it was good.

“Premier League football is very physical and the intensity of the game is high.

“I have to keep adapting to the Premier League, but I really like it and I’m enjoying my moment and I want to keep playing.”

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