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Philippe-Gbamin vows to be faster

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Ivory Coast international, Jean Philippe-Gbamin, tasted for the first time what it is to be playing in the English Premier League.

New Everton midfielder Jean Philippe-Gbamin loved his first experience playing in the English Premier League.

But he also discovered he needs to step up on his game is he’s to succeed in the competition.

“It was hard to come in like that – a great game with high intensity,” Gbamin was quoted by Goal.

“I tried to give my best on the pitch and it was difficult in some moments. The coach gave me the chance to play and I wanted to take it.”

“I am not 100 percent ready to be at a high level just yet – and I need to be faster,” he added.

“I have had only one week of training with the team, so I will keep going and work very hard.”

“I have played more than 200 senior games and I am only 23.”

“That is because of the confidence all my coaches have shown in me. Marco Silva gave me the chance to come to Everton, so I will give him the best I have, working hard and learning every day,” he said.

“Saturday was a good point away from home. In the first half, we were close to scoring but it was more difficult after half-time.”

“The way the game went, with us receiving a red card, a draw was a good result. It is one point and a base for the future,” he concluded.