Everton midfielder Osman confident Jelavic can handle Kone competition

Everton midfielder Leon Osman is confident Nikica Jelavic will welcome competition from Arouna Kone. Kone has arrived from Wigan Athletic in the last week.

Everton midfielder Leon Osman is confident Nikica Jelavic will welcome competition from Arouna Kone.

Kone has arrived from Wigan Athletic in the last week.

“It makes them work harder, it makes them strive to improve themselves every single day. Jela turned up to watch us. He tried to keep it a secret and came as a surprise before travelling back with us. Then he’ll be right back on it on his first day of training," Osman told the Liverpool Echo.

“He seems happy. I don’t know whether it’s because he’s had a good summer or he’s just happy to see us. He seems lively and raring to go.”

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