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Coleman explains Silva’s forward-thinking philosophy

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The Everton defender says his coach wants the full-backs to go forward as much as possible in the English Premier League.

Seamus Coleman is enjoying his time with Everton in the English Premier League.

He feels well and loves the way coach Marco Silva manages the team.

Which is why he explained today how the manager thinks in terms of attack, from the defender’s point of view.

“The manager wants his full-backs to get forward as much as possible,” explained Coleman to the club’s official website.

“That’s something he really wants, and you can see that on the other side [of the pitch] with the season that Lucas has had – he’s chipped in with a lot of goals and assists.”

“He doesn’t maybe like us both going at the same time so for Lucas to shoot and for me to score [against Burnley] might have been a bit of a rare occasion, but he does encourage me to get forward as much as I can,” he added.

“I feel like I was playing well, the team has been playing well and we finished the season with a lot of clean sheets.”

“The better you play as an individual and as a team, confidence grows, so it’s been good for us and we probably didn’t want the season to end,” Coleman said.

“Now it’s about taking belief from that into the new season.”