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Everton captain Coleman desperate to win trophy before retirement

Everton captain Seamus Coleman is desperate to win silverware before he hangs up the boots.

As he prepares to start pre-season training under his latest manager, Rafael Benitez, Coleman has conceded his career will not be complete unless he achieves his ambition of winning a major cup competition with Everton.

“If I get to the end of my career and I haven't won a trophy, yeah, I will feel like I've not achieved what I wanted to," he told the Sunday World.

“When I first went to Everton, I wanted to break into the first team and I had little goals along the way, but, then, when you get into the team and you really fall for the club and understand what the club means, you want that.

“You see the videos and the images of Everton players lifting trophies in the 1980s and you realise how big the football club is.

Regret

“When people sign for Everton, they don't realise how big the football club is and how successful it was, and if I get to the end of my career with that football club and I haven't won anything, I will look back on it with regret.

“I don't want to come home after playing five or six good games, come home to my nice house and think everything is rosy. I want to win something as a footballer and now that I'm getting to the latter stages of my career, that's what drives me on."


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