Kurt Zouma comments on Marco Silva's selection policy at Everton

Kurt Zouma of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Fulham FC at Goodison Park on September 29, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Everton defender Kurt Zouma had been taken out of Marco Silva's starting line-up of late, prior to their match in midweek.

Kurt Zouma of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Fulham FC at Goodison Park on September 29, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Kurt Zouma has insisted to Everton’s official website that he has no problem with being taken out of Marco Silva’s starting line-up.

Zouma and Micheal Keane made an impressive partnership over the early part of the season with Everton.

However, since Yerry Mina has returned to full fitness, Zouma has generally played a reserve role.

The Frenchman has had to watch from the sidelines in the main, although he was brought back into Everton’s starting line-up for their last match against Newcastle United.

 

“It was good with Yerry – but Michael has been doing a very good job. We can all rotate and there is no problem with that,” Zouma said.

“We need to keep training hard and working to win games.

“We were very disappointed [to not beat Newcastle] and we could have won the game. We created chances against a team that had a lot of players at the back, they were compact and wanted to get the draw.

Kurt Zouma of Everton during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Everton at the Vitality Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, England.

“We could be more patient, I think, move the ball from one side to the other. We tried to score but couldn’t. We scored only one. But at least we came back into the game after conceding the first goal and got the point.”

Everton’s draw with Newcastle has put them into sixth place in the Premier League table.

Silva’s side are next in action on Monday, when they face Watford at Goodison Park.

Whether Zouma will have done enough to retain his place remains to be seen.

The powerful centre-back could start alongside Mina again, as Silva has already hinted that the Colombian international will keep his place.

Everton player Kurt Zouma in action during the Premier League match between Everton FC and West Ham United at Goodison Park on September 16, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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