Everton boss Ronald Koeman speaks about Tarashaj injury

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman pose

Ronald Koeman says the Everton youngster is okay after a head injury.

Shani Tarashaj in Switzerland training

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has allayed fears over Shani Tarashaj after the 21-year-old never appeared for the second half of Tuesday's 3-1 win at MK Dons.

The Swiss forward was handed his full Everton debut at Stadium MK where goals from Gerard Deulofeu, Ross Barkley and Muhamed Besic did the damage for the Toffees.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman pose

Tarashaj had looked very promising within the opening 45 minutes but a knock, followed by a nosebleed, curtailed his first start for the club prematurely.

Nevertheless, Koeman reveals that the youngster's withdrawal was simply precautionary rather than a sign of something a bit more long term.

Switzerland's Shani Tarashaj and Nico Elvedi before the game

“He [Tarashaj] is okay,” Koeman told the club's official website. “He’s a little bit dizzy but we did not want to take any risks. He can train normally tomorrow.”

The former Zurich man, who was signed by Roberto Martinez in January, also found the net yesterday, but his effort was chalked off.

Tarashaj is the Spanish manager's legacy at Goodison Park and he, along with every Toffees fan, will be hoping the exciting forward comes good.

Everton's Premier League campaign gets underway on August 13 for a visit of Tottenham Hotspur.

Switzerland's Shani Tarashaj applauds their fans after the match

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