Atsu believes the experience he and his teammates have in European competition will be vital for the Blues' Europa League campaign.
"It's been amazing since I came to Everton," the 22-year-old told evertontv. "Everyone is friendly and I'm settled with everyone now so I can just concentrate on games.
"It'll be a very difficult match in Russia but we are hoping everything will go our way.
"It is very important that I already have experience [of playing in Europe] because it gives me confidence and I also think it boosts the confidence of the team.
"The Europa League is very important for everyone at Everton and it's a big opportunity for me to prove myself as a player."
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