Everton defender Seamus Coleman comments on the secret to his success

Everton defender Seamus Coleman has become one of the best right-backs in the Premier League.

Seamus Coleman has admitted to the Liverpool Echo that his Everton teammates Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley have far more natural talent than him.

Coleman joined Everton from Sligo Rovers for a minimal fee back in 2009, and he has turned out to be one of the biggest bargains of the Premier League era.

The Republic of Ireland international has established a reputation as one of the best right-backs in English football. And Coleman insists that he has achieved such success through hard work, rather than because of his innate ability.

"I would never give up, I was always willing to learn and willing to fight,” he said. “I don't have the talent of your Ross Barkleys and your Romelu Lukakus but what I have is a determination to do well and do my best everytime I go on the pitch and that is what I do.”

Coleman has gone on to make well over 200 appearances for Everton, during his time at Goodison Park and this number only looks likely to rise.

The 27-year-old plays a key part for Roberto Martinez, with his attacking flair crucial in the Spanish manager’s system.

Coleman has managed to claim three assists in 23 Premier League matches this term, and he has also found the back of the net once.

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