No egos in Everton’s fab four, says Coleman

Date published: Sunday 6th December 2015 11:16

Gerard Deulofeu: Been in scintillating form

Gerard Deulofeu: Been in scintillating form

Seamus Coleman says the sky is the limit if Everton can keep their brilliant young egoless quartet.

Coleman has heaped praise on John Stones, Gerard Deulofeu, Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku and believes they are as good as any of the best youngsters in Europe.

The 27-year-old Republic of Ireland full-back, who himself was on the radar of Bayern Munich and Manchester United in the summer, knows it will be vital to keep hold of the four of them if they are to go on and be as successful as he believes they can be.

“The four young lads we have are up there with the best young talents in Europe. If we can keep them here, with our experienced players, then this club could become as exciting as we want.

“We all want to win ­silverware and play in the Champions League – they are the only things missing from my CV. We can do that with Everton. We have a great team and we are flying now.”

Stones and Barkley have been in rock solid form this year, while Lukaku has blasted 13 goals, including scoring in his last five games. But it is Deulofeu, who has been the pick of the crop in recent weeks.

The 21-year-old has been brilliant since returning to Everton in a £4.2million deal from ­Barcelona, following a loan spell at Goodison two seasons ago.

Coleman added: “I was asking Romelu Lukaku earlier how many goals Gerry has set up for him and he said seven, so I’m sure Rom is looking forward to playing alongside him for the rest of the season.

“I’m just glad that when we train, I am usually on the other side of the pitch because Gerry is fantastic. But they all are. And what I like most about these young lads is that there are no egos.”

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