Kevin Kilbane praises Gerard Deulofeu’s work rate

Gerard Deulofeu scores the second goal for Everton

Gerard Deulofeu featured for Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Gerard Deulofeu scores the second goal for EvertonGerard Deulofeu

Kevin Kilbane said on BBC Radio 5 live on Saturday afternoon (16:26, August 13, 2016) that he was impressed with the work rate of Gerard Deulofeu for Everton against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.

Deulofeu featured for Everton in the Premier League game against Tottenham on Saturday afternoon.

The 22-year-old winger started the match and played for 68 minutes, as the Toffees played out a 1-1 draw with Spurs.

Everton's Gerard Deulofeu in actionEverton's Gerard Deulofeu in action

Former Everton star Kilbane was following the match, and he was impressed with the shift put in by the Spain international against Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

“The one thing that has been questioned of Deulofeu is his work rate but that has not been the case today,” said Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live on Saturday afternoon (16:26, August 13, 2016).

“His movement has caused Vertonghen and Alderweireld all sorts of problems but he may have just tired a little before his substitution.”

Everton's Ross Barkley celebrates with Gerard Deulofeu after scoring their second goalEverton's Ross Barkley celebrates with Gerard Deulofeu

Deulofeu is one of the best and most promising young players at Everton at the moment.

The former Barcelona winger played well against Tottenham and demonstrated what he is capable of.

The 22-year-old failed to score against the North London outfit, but he created one chance.

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

The Toffees are aiming to finish in the top six of the Premier League this season.

Tottenham's Michel Vorm saves a shot from Everton's Gerard DeulofeuTottenham's Michel Vorm saves a shot from Everton's Gerard Deulofeu

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