Allardyce admits Everton striker Cenk Tosun is struggling - football

Allardyce admits Everton striker Cenk Tosun is struggling



Everton boss Sam Allardyce has conceded striker Cenk Tosun is struggling to adapt to the Premier League and must bide his time for further opportunities.
The Toffees had been desperately seeking a new striker last month and brought in 26-year-old Turkey international Tosun from Besiktas in a bid to solve their issues up top.
However, Tosun has started just twice and has been an unused substitute in two of Everton’s last three games, including Saturday’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.
“He is struggling with the pace of the Premier League, which happens to more players than it doesn’t who come in in January,” Allardyce said in quotes published in several national newspapers.
“There are more that struggle than actually succeed. As time goes on and the more we get closer to our safety the more we can release and see what he’s got.” Even when 3-0 up against the Eagles with 10 minutes to go, Allardyce still elected to bring on Morgan Schneiderlin rather than Tosun as his final substitute.
The ninth-placed Toffees are eight points clear of the relegation zone and Allardyce admits Tosun will be granted chances once their safety is secured.
Speaking about Tosun’s fitness levels, Allardyce added: “It is a struggle in the Premier League.
“They were up to scratch when he was playing but there is more demand at this level to get to the level and show the ability he has got.
“There is no doubting his goal-scoring abili...
source: teamtal-everton
URL source: http://www.teamtalk.com/news/category/competitions/english-premiership/everton/

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