Gerard Deulofeu is excited to be back playing for Everton after nearly two months out with a hamstring injury.
The Spaniard made his return in the Toffees' 1-0 away defeat at Spurs yesterday, but Deulofeu was just happy to get back on the pitch.
"I couldn’t wait to get started again and get out there on the field. Obviously that was tempered by the defeat," he told Everton's club website.
“My leg felt great, absolutely perfect. I have been working around the clock to get fit and get strength back in the leg. The main thing now is to keep working hard so I don’t get any relapse.”
Everton went down 1-0 to fourth-place rivals Tottenham, thanks to a left-footed drive from Emmanuel Adebayor, though Deulofeu feels his side were a bit unfortunate after playing some good football.
“I don’t think the game went that badly for us," he continued. "We were playing well, we were looking good for long periods of the game but we had that one little slip-up where they had the free kick.”
The youngster, on loan from Barcelona for the season, has been impressive when playing for the Merseyside club. Often appearing from the bench, his direct style has made people sit up and take notice of him, scoring two league goals in the process, the second of which was a late equaliser against Arsenal at the Emirates.
Deulofeu will be hoping to get more minutes on his road to recovery against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, as Everton look to bounce back from the loss at White Hart Lane.
Deulofeu added: “We are lucky we have a game straight away, we will recuperate and then go all out for three points on Wednesday night."
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