Everton's Rodwell: Ortega clash an education

Everton youngster Jack Rodwell says he learned plenty from facing River Plate star Ariel Ortega on the weekend. “[Ariel] Ortega is a legend, isn’t he?” said Rodwell.

Everton youngster Jack Rodwell says he learned plenty from facing River Plate star Ariel Ortega on the weekend.

“[Ariel] Ortega is a legend, isn’t he?” said Rodwell.

“He showed what a player he is with some class touches but, if I’m honest, all their players were technically outstanding. It was a really good test.

“The goal he scored was something else. It was only a mis-control in midfield then all of a sudden he was through and had scored.

“It was so weird, something that you don‘t expect to happen. You just have to learn from things like that and it was a good test.

“The next game I play, I’ve got to show that I have picked up on it. It’s all good for my development and just being with the team in this type of surrounding, playing against quality opposition, can only help.”

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