Seamus Coleman praises Everton's Michael Keane

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Seamus Coleman during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on November 21, 2018 in Halewood, England.

Michael Keane started Everton's first game of the season alongside Yerry Mina and impressed.

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Seamus Coleman during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on November 21, 2018 in Halewood, England.

Seamus Coleman has told Everton’s official website that Michael Keane really impressed him throughout pre-season.

Keane had a difficult first season with Everton, but grew into a key player last term.

The England international has started this season where he left off, as Keane was superb in Everton’s first game.

 

The Toffees picked up a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace, with Keane looking hugely impressive.

And Coleman said: "Michael was different class all last season and throughout pre-season and has really grown into an Everton player.

“His first season was difficult for everyone and he had to battle through that, which he did excellently.

“You can see his confidence and how he is playing with his chest out.”

Michael Keane of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Keane has a different partner at the back at Everton now, as the Toffees failed to get Kurt Zouma back.

Zouma and Keane formed a great duo in Marco Silva’s defence last term, but Chelsea decided to keep the Frenchman this time around.

Yerry Mina has been promoted to start in Everton’s defence this term, and the signs were promising at Selhurst Park.

Everton are next in action against Watford at the weekend.

Michael Keane of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Southampton FC at Goodison Park on August 18, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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