Kevin Kilbane believes Everton's Seamus Coleman may need to 'modify' his game

Former Everton players Ian Snodin (L) and Kevin Kilbane are interviewed in the Everton fan zone prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on...

Everton defender Seamus Coleman will be preparing for his side's Premier League clash against Bournemouth on Sunday.

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Seamus Coleman (C) and James McCarthy during the Everton training session ahead of the Emirates FA Cup Third Round at USM Finch Farm on January 11, 2019 in Halewood,...

Kevin Kilbane has claimed that Everton defender Seamus Coleman can no longer perform at his best and believes the club's fan favourite may need to 'modify' his game. 

The 30-year-old has been a regular for Marco Silva in the Premier League this season and will be preparing for his side's home clash against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.

Former Toffees midfielder Kilbane claimed that Coleman's once-lung-busting runs on the right-hand side may be coming to an end as he urged him to prove him wrong.


"I don't think Seamus Coleman can continue to do the things he has done throughout his career," Kilbane told Off The Ball's official YouTube channel.

"I still think he can get forward and he can get in advanced positions. I think physically to do the things he has done through his career... I may be proved wrong but I think his game and I think with everyone's game, we all have to modify our game [at some stage]."

In March 2017, Coleman broke his leg in two places whilst representing the Republic of Ireland in their World Cup qualifier against Wales.

The horror tackle by left-back Neil Taylor resulted in Coleman missing over 10 months of action and possibly taking away the extra quality and energy he had to his game.

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Seamus Coleman during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on December 28, 2018 in Halewood, England.

Prior to that injury, Coleman had played 26 league games for Everton, scoring four goals, supplying four assists and helping his side secure 10 clean sheets during that season. 

Since his return, under previous boss Sam Allardyce and now Silva, he has played a total of 28 league matches, scoring one goal, providing one assist and helping his team keep seven clean sheets. 

When Coleman has not been played at right-back, Liverpool-born Jonjoe Kenny has played in that position as he did during his side's 1-0 defeat to Leicester in the league at the start of the year. 

Jonjoe Kenny of Everton on the ball during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Everton and Lincoln City at Goodison Park on January 5, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

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