Everton goalscorer: I am star struck by our new signing

Everton forward Steven Naismith says he is in awe of Samuel Eto'o.

Everton attacker Steven Naismith says he is amazed to be in the same company as Samuel Eto'o.

Yet while Eto'o started on the bench against Wolfsburg in midweek, it was Naismith who opened the scoring for the Toffees.

Like Naismith, Eto'o was a free signing for the club, and remains in contention to feature against Crystal Palace this Sunday.

Naismith has admitted he is delighted to have the three-time Champions League winner with the team.

He told The Sun: "I must say when he first signed and came into training, it was a bit like 'That's Samuel Eto'o there!'

"I read what he has achieved and it is surreal to see what he has. In the short time he has been here, he has shown his class."

Eto'o must however win a starting berth from Romelu Lukaku, which won't be easy, despite Jose Mourinho making clear last season he preferred the older forward at Chelsea.

Both have been moved on over the summer, and their double signing is Everton's gain.

High on confidence after a win over Wolfsburg, Everton must ensure they don't slip up to Crystal Palace again, like they did after a win against Arsenal at the end of last season.

Greater strength in depth, illustrated by the Eto'o signing, is one reason why they won't repeat their mistake. 

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