Kevin Mirallas says Ronald Koeman is giving him tips on freekicks

Kevin Mirallas celebrates scoring the second goal for Everton

The Everton manager was known for his set piece ability during his own playing career.

Kevin Mirallas scores the first goal for EvertonKevin Mirallas scores the first goal for Everton

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas has told the Liverpool Echo that new manager Ronald Koeman has been giving him tips to improve his free kicks.

Mirallas endured a highly frustrating season at Goodison Park last season as he fell out of favour under Roberto Martinez.

He is keen to prove a point under the new manager and earn himself a regular place in the team once again.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman before the match against BarnsleyEverton manager Ronald Koeman before the match against Barnsley

He made a positive start on Saturday afternoon as he curled home a fine free kick in the 3-0 pre-season friendly win over Barnsley.

And he says that his manager, who was known for his set piece ability during his playing career, has been given him tips to help him improve that particular area of his game.

“I work two or three times a week [on my free-kicks],” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“Now, the new manager is someone who had that as a speciality when he played. He’s had a few words with me about shooting and now I’ve scored and I’m very happy.”

Kevin Mirallas celebrates with manager Roberto Martinez (R) after scoring the second goal for EvertonKevin Mirallas celebrates with manager Roberto Martinez (R) after scoring the second goal for Everton

It now remains to be seen if Mirallas can make himself a first team regular under Koeman next season.

There’s no denying that last season was a disaster for him as his lack of form and falling out with Roberto Martinez saw him miss out on a place at Euro 2016 with Belgium.

It’s all change at Goodison Park though and with a new manager in charge, pre-season is the perfect time to prove his worth.

Kevin Mirallas celebrates scoring the second goal for EvertonKevin Mirallas celebrates scoring the second goal for Everton

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