Shani Tarashaj shares what Coleman and McCarthy said after playing against him

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Everton-owned youngster Shani Tarashaj played against Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy last month.

Swiss international Shani Tarashaj has told the Everton official website that he spoke with James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman over the international break.

Tarashaj, 21, has come up through the ranks and made his name with Grasshopper Zurich, hitting nine goals in 37 games before earning a huge transfer in January.

The forward, who can play as a striker or as an attacking midfielder, was snapped up by Everton before being loaned back to Grasshopper until the end of the season, meaning he is bound for Goodison Park this summer.

There is a certain level of excitement around watching the youngster play, and whilst fans have to wait until next season, some of the current Everton players have already seen him in action.

After hitting 21 goals in 28 games at youth level for Switzerland, Tarashaj made his senior debut for his country against the Republic of Ireland last month, coming on as a substitute with 19 minutes left to play.

As a result, Tarashaj went up against his soon-to-be team-mates Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy, and he then played against Bosnia - and Everton ace Muhamed Besic - just days later.

Now, having recently visited Everton's Finch Farm training ground, Tarashaj has told Everton's official website that he spoke to Coleman and McCarthy after the Ireland game, and shared that they thought he played well, and can't wait to see him in action.

"It was fantastic to play with the senior team of Switzerland and when I found out I was in the squad I was very happy," he added. "I called my mother and father immediately and it was a moment I will never forget. I then played against Everton players in both the games, against Republic of Ireland and Bosnia, and that was a good feeling."

"After the Ireland game, I spoke with both James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman and also with Mo Besic after the Bosnia game. It was nice to see the players and catch up. They said that I had played well and that they were looking forward to seeing me in the summer. I hope now I can be with the Switzerland team for the European Championships and we can do well. I just have to keep going and work hard," he added.

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