Royston Drenthe insists he’s absolutely loving his time at Everton so far, with the midfielder receiving a glowing reception from fans during his first weeks at the club.
Drenthe came on in the 72nd minute for the Toffees against Aston Villa last weekend, and scored for the reserves side against the Villains on Tuesday night.
And the fans’ reaction to the Real Madrid man has lifted him to aim for higher heights over the next few weeks, and show David Moyes what he's made of.
“Making my debut was an amazing feeling,” he told the official Everton website.
“It was like playing at Feyenoord again. In Spain it is different. You have some stadiums with that kind of ambience but there are only a couple.
“Here it was like making my debut at Feyenoord again. The crowd was really good. I appreciate the chance to play for Everton and hopefully I can now do a good job for the club.”
Drenthe has set the ambitious goal of featuring for Everton in every match this season, with the 24-year-old admitting that being on the pitch at Goodison Park is an addictive feeling.
“At the moment I want to play every game. At Real Madrid I didn’t play any pre-season games,” he said.
“It was really important for me to play but also for the young guys [in the reserves]. They did very well. In the first half we did not do enough but we changed it round in the second half and in the end I am really glad that we won the game."
The Dutchman will be hoping to build on his game time when Everton take on Wigan this weekend, and after scoring for the reserves, Moyes will no doubt be considering giving the player another chance to shine.