The Toffees summer signing is behind established Goodison Park and England no 1 Jordan Pickford but is relishing the challenge.
Everton goalkeeper Jonas Lossl has outlined his intention to become the Toffees’ number 1, believing he can achieve this “100 percent” even with Jordan Pickford currently first-choice in between the sticks, as reported by Danish publication Tipsbladet.
The 30-year-old Denmark international was one of seven new signings made by the Toffees this summer, joining the Goodison Park club from Huddersfield Town on a free transfer after a stint at the John Smith’s Stadium in which he made 72 appearances (Transfermarkt).
Lossl also previously played for Bundesliga side Mainz 05 – indeed he first joined the Terriers on loan from the German side – having started his career at FC Midtjylland, and has been capped once for his nation, playing 45 minutes against Scotland in 2016 (Transfermarkt).
The £4.5million-valued stopper (Transfermarkt) will have a tough job on his hands trying to dislodge Pickford, who has made the Everton shirt his own since his move in 2017, not to mention becoming first-choice for England and helping them reach the World Cup semi-finals – but he is relishing the challenge.
“Everton is one of the Premier League’s best clubs and so I go to it with an open mind and take up the competition,” Lossl told Tipsbladet. “After all, I am drawn in to that, so I go for it. I believe 100 percent that I can become a first-team player here. Whether it is while Jordan is here or when he’s gone, I don’t know. But I believe it.
“The main thing is that I can see some perspectives purely sporting. I understand from the outside that you think it’s a change for money. But I would not have moved here if I did not have faith that I could succeed. I would like to make that very clear.”
To date, Lossl has made the bench twice for Everton, against Crystal Palace and Watford, but did not make the squads against Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Lincoln City (Transfermarkt).