'It’s been amazing' - Everton newboy loving life at Goodison Park

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Everton's Christian Atsu appears to be enjoying life at Goodison Park since arriving from Chelsea.

Christian Atsu says that his time at Everton has been amazing so far.

The jinking winger signed from Chelsea on loan this summer and is clearly enjoying his time in his new surroundings. 

“It’s been amazing since I came to Everton,” he said to Everton's official site. “Everyone is friendly and I’m settled with everyone now so I can just concentrate on games."

Atsu has had to bide his time before breaking into the Toffees' squad, but he seems firmly a part of it now.

The Ghanian international has made two starts in recent weeks, although he is yet to be on the winning side. Although his debut came against Arsenal in a 2-2 draw back in August, he was not been used again until the end of September.

Atsu started the side's 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace and then played 90 minutes against Swansea City as they were beaten 3-0.

He was, therefore, not part of the team which took on Liverpool at the weekend, but he could be recalled for the Europa League on Thursday night. 

Roberto Martinez's side takes on FK Krasnodar in Europe's secondary competition, as they look to build upon the win that they picked up against Wolfsburg in the opening group-stage match. 

Everton won 4-1 against the German side meaning that another three points in Russia will push them further towards qualifying for the next round of the tournament.

That is something which Atsu believes is highly important and, if he does play, he says that he has the experience in the competition to help his team. 

“It is very important that I already have experience [of playing in Europe] because it gives me confidence and I also think it boosts the confidence of the team," Atsu explained.

“The Europa League is very important for everyone at Everton and it’s a big opportunity for me to prove myself as a player.” 

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