Everton defender Seamus Coleman on tough build up to Sunderland match

Seamus Coleman played a starring role for Everton in their 6-2 win over Sunderland.

Everton defender Seamus Coleman has told the club’s official website that he endured a tough week in the build up to his side’s Premier League fixture against Sunderland.

Coleman is still coming back to full fitness after suffering with a serious injury, which has kept him out for much of the season so far.

And the Republic of Ireland international admits that he was having a tough time before tackling Sunderland at the weekend.

“I had a bit of a tough week but the manager looked after me and didn’t play me on the Tuesday night against Norwich,” he said. “Slowly but surely I got back to feeling myself and I’m just glad to be back on the pitch.

“I have had a few stops and starts so far this season but you get that every now and again. It’s all part of being a footballer but I am looking forward to kicking on now and looking forward to the next game.”

If Coleman was feeling any ill effects of his injury, they were not noticeable, as his side cruised past Sunderland.

The right-back was his usual energetic self against the Black Cats, and he impressed during the Toffees’ 6-2 win.

That result has lifted Everton into the top-half of the Premier League table again, and they will be hoping to climb further up the standings now that a number of their players are returning to full health.

Roberto Martinez has had to deal with a series of injury problems over the course of the campaign so far, but most his players are making it off the treatment table now, and the squad looks much stronger for it.

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