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Everton defender Heitinga blown away by Premiership pace

New Everton defender Johnny Heitinga admits the pace of the Premiership has blown him away.

The former Atletico Madrid and Ajax stopper told evertonTV: "It is tough when you see the speed of the game. You must concentrate the full 90 minutes and it is at a high speed."

Heitinga has also been getting used to the work load facing the Blues this season.

"It is tough three games in one week but I am still standing! I am happy and I feel good at the moment," he added.

"The next game I obviously can't play in because I can't play in Europe but I would like to face Stoke at the weekend because I like to see the stadium full of Everton fans. On my last home game it was nice to see the supporters."

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