Deulofeu: I made the right choice to join Everton despite Messi injury

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Everton loanee Gerard Deulofeu has no regrets.

Spain's under-21 predictably ran away to a 6-1 victory over Bosnia last night, and Gerard Deulofeu was the star.

With one goal and four assists, the 19-year-old looked every inch the player he was billed to be.

Everton fans are yet to see the best of him yet, although there are murmurings from Roberto Martinez that the teenager could have an important role to play in the upcoming Merseyside Derby.

This is exactly what Deulofeu will be hoping for, especially after defending his switch to Everton in the Spanish media.

With Lionel Messi out injured for six to eight weeks, you almost wouldn't have forgiven Deulofeu for wondering if he had stayed, then this could have been his chance - but he has dismissed such a notion.

Speaking with Spanish talkshow Punto Pelota he was asked about this very point, and said: "I feel the injury to Messi was unlucky, "

(But) without Leo yet there are five very good players. They do not lack options."

The website's report states that he is certain therefore joining Everton was the right choice for him.

Barcelona have Neymar, Alexis Sanchez, Pedro, Cristian Tello and Cesc Fabregas all capable of playing forward roles and ahead of Deulofeu in the pecking order.

Deulofeu added he is intrigued by the competitiveness of the Premier League: "It's different because in the Premier are six teams battling at the same level. In Spain Atletico Madrid has joined Barca and Madrid but the difference is insurmountable for the rest. "

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