Sky Sports pundit offers verdict on Idrissa Gueye display

Everton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Tottenham's Dele Alli

Idrissa Gueye made his debut for Everton on Saturday following his move from Aston Villa in the summer transfer window.

Everton's Idrissa Gueye in actionEverton's Idrissa Gueye in action

Former Sunderland striker Niall Quinn has told Sky Sports that he was impressed with the performance of Idrissa Gueye for Everton against Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park.

Gueye featured for Everton in the Premier League game against Tottenham at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

The 26-year-old defensive midfielder started the match and played for the entire 90 minutes, as the Toffees played out a 1-1 draw with Spurs.

As the following Opta Stats table shows, the Senegal international played quite well against Tottenham.

  Passing Accuracy Tackles WonInterceptions WonBall RecoveryTouchesShots on TargetGoal Assist
Idrissa Gueye 82% 6 2 8 59 0 0

Everton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Tottenham's Victor WanyamaEverton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Tottenham's Victor Wanyama

Quinn was impressed with the performance of Gueye for Everton against Tottenham on Saturday afternoon.

“In Gueye, Everton had a player who shone in midfield and dictated from the engine room,” Quinn told Sky Sports.

"He threw himself around the place, made tackles, made interceptions, broke up Spurs' passing game time and time again.

"He was running all over the place, showing lots of energy, Like a terrier. At times, when he was under pressure on the ball, he wasn't bad either - he distributed well.”

Everton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Tottenham's Dele AlliEverton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Tottenham's Dele Alli

Gueye joined Everton from Championship club Aston Villa in the summer transfer window.

According to The Guardian, the Merseyside outfit had to pay a transfer fee of £7.1 million in order to secure the services of the Senegal international midfielder.

  TeamSeasonPassing Accuracy Tackles WonInterceptions WonBall RecoveryTouchesShots on TargetGoal AssistGoalsAppearancesMins Played
Idrissa Gueye Aston Villa 2015-2016 86% 108 141 344 2,581 4 1 0 35 3,075

The former Lille star gave a good impression of himself on his competitive debut for Everton against Tottenham.

Everton will return to action next weekend when they take on West Bromwich Albion away from home at The Hawthorns in the Premier League.

Aston Villa's Idrissa Gueye (L) and Leandro Bacuna (R) in action with Watford's Almen Abdi Idrissa Gueye (L) and Leandro Bacuna (R) in action with Almen Abdi

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