“Working on providing goals and assists”, Everton attacker reflects on his attacking game

Anthony Gordon (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)
Anthony Gordon (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images) /

Everton attacker Anthony Gordon has reflected on how he is working to improve his offensive game.

Everton attack has been revitalized this season with the arrival of James Rodriguez. Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have been firing on all cylinders thanks to the service provided by the Colombian playmaker. The front three look in stellar form but the rest of the attackers haven’t done much to support the team.

The rest of attacking faction comprising of Alex Iwobi, Bernard and Anthony Gordon have not been able to leave a lasting impact in the games they have played. Out of the three, Gordon has looked the decent but there’s no hiding from the fact that he needs to do more.

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The youngster is keen to be a regular part of the team and is indeed working hard to secure more opportunities. Gordon made his first Premier League appearance of the season against Southampton. The 19 year old has looked threatening in EFL Cup games but knows that he can extract more from himself.

A traditional winger by trade, Gordon has admitted that he needs to improve on certain aspects of the game. Finishing skills, creating more chances and working out on the end product is something that the 19 year old is diligently working on.

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"I have been working on providing goals and assists. I am trying to get that end product where it needs to be. Ultimately, that is what I am judged on as an attacking player.I thought I did well in the cup games. I had a couple of assists but should have scored a few and that shows my inconsistencies and where I need to improve.I have a lot of attributes that can fit into different positions and have always prided myself on that – it gives me more chance of gaining opportunities when players are injured or suspended. (via Inside Futbol)"

Gordon is young, energetic and open to alterations in his style. His receptiveness to adapt to the job he’s asked to do has seen him play as a left winger, left midfielder and even a right winger. The versatility he possesses could give him a better chance over the rest of the squad options.

Bernard and Iwobi haven’t been inspiring at all and are now becoming a roadblock in Gordon’s development path. From what we have seen so far from Anthony Gordon, he has the potential to be one of the best in the league if given the right guidance and adequate playing time.

The 19 year old is learning under one of the best coaches in the world, now he just needs an extended run in the team. His comments show that Gordon is determined to break into the team and deserves more regular outings.

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Does Anthony Gordon deserve to be over Iwobi and Bernard in the pecking order?