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Anichebe committed to Toffees

Anichebe committed to Toffees (©PAphotos)
Anichebe committed to Toffees (©PAphotos).

Everton striker Victor Anichebe has played down reports of a bust-up with manager David Moyes and insisted his future remains at the club.

Anichebe has not featured in Everton's last two matches, being listed as injured, after it was claimed an incident occurred at the club's training ground.

It was alleged the Nigeria international had grown frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities and was aggrieved that a potential loan move to Hull had not materialised. However, the 20-year-old told KickOffNigeria.com: "I am contracted to Everton."

He added: "I have been here for 10 years and as far as I know the manager and the coaching staff are really happy with me. I still have time to learn.

"I can safely say I did not swear towards the manager. He is the boss of the team I play for and you have to respect that.

"He is also my elder and that is something else you have to respect. I also did not have any argument at all with assistant manager Steve Round.

"Me and him are friends and he is also my coach, so there would be no reason to argue with him. The funny thing is I did not even see him on the day anything was supposed to happen.

"And in regards to getting ordered and escorted out of Finch Farm [training ground], that is complete and utter nonsense as well.

"All I can say about what has been said over the last few days is that it has totally been taken out of context and been blown completely out of proportion.

"I am actually upset and embarrassed about how it has been perceived. It has just all been a misunderstanding and I can safely say the matter has been resolved and that is all that matters."

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