Moyes pleased with Drenthe debut

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David Moyes has nothing but praise for Everton new-boy Royston Drenthe, after the Dutch midfielder capped his first Toffees start with a goal in Sunday's 3-1 victory over Fulham.

The 24-year-old, who is on loan at Goodison Park from Real Madrid, didn't take long to impress as he scored a stunning 25-yard goal within the opening three minutes of the Barclays Premier League encounter.

"Drenthe did a lot of good things," said Moyes. "He scored a great first goal and had a good game.

"We're trying to get him used to the speed of the Premier League and the way we do things at Everton. We just tried to get him ready and how we want him to play with us.


"He's been a good lad around the place. You can see by his celebration he's very much part of the group and we're pleased to have him."

Drenthe was delighted to score on his full-debut, but insists that Everton fans are yet to see his full potential.

"The fans can expect more," he told the club's official website. "You can show a lot more when you start than when you come in from the bench.

"Of course you can be important when you come in, but always it's a bit harder to get with the pace of the game.

"I did a good job, but for me it's always more important that I do a good job for the team. Three points was very important for Everton and when we're not playing at Goodison it's even better to get the win.

"I think we've got a really good squad and it's not easy for the manager to make decisions before the game. He's the boss, and he makes the decisions. I got my first start, and it was a good feeling."

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