Everton skipper Neville targets MLS swansong: I love the positive attitude

Everton captain Phil Neville admits he fancies a move to MLS.
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Everton captain Phil Neville admits he fancies a move to MLS.

Neville has welcomed the attitude of MLS players during this month's tours by major European clubs, including Everton, Manchester United and Real Madrid.

He told the Washington Examiner he could understand some MLS players being unhappy about the exercise.

"You can understand in the middle of the season the manager worried about the fatigue, messing up the preparation, but I think if you look at the bigger picture, it’s fantastic now that you’ve got all these teams that are here spreading the gospel," Neville said.

“I asked the same question to the Philadelphia captain. I said, ‘Look, is this a pain for you, or is this good?’ He said, ‘This is brilliant. This means that I can test myself against a premiership player,’ and to be honest, I feel the same way. I love watching MLS soccer, and I think to myself, how would it be to play in that? I played in it last night, played in it the last four, five seasons, and I thought to myself, it’s a good test to play in American soccer now, and I think there’s plus points on both sides.

“I have a real fascination for this country, I just think that the way they do things, I love the attention to deal with facilities and everything, and it’s something that when my career’s finished or just at the end, I could see myself coming out here and enjoying my time here.”

 
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