Everton striker Anichebe looking up to Jelavic

Everton striker Victor Anichebe regards Nikica Jelavic as a role model.

Everton striker Victor Anichebe regards Nikica Jelavic as a role model.

Anichebe doesn't consider himself in direct competition with Jelavic - instead insisting the two can work together to take the fifth-place Toffees ever closer to European qualification.

He told evertonfc.com: "I wouldn’t look too far into it. Nikica has been unbelievable for us since he has come and his record speaks for itself. When I was injured Nikica took the scoring burden himself, he has been playing on his own every game. There comes a time where you have to take him out because he is pretty tired but the best of Nikica will come.

"You know he’s fighting every day and he will be back to his best."

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