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Everton midfielder Doucoure: It was frustrating last season

Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure admits he's happier this season under manager Rafa Benitez.

Doucoure has now admitted that he was a bit frustrated last season with having to sacrifice himself for the team in the system used by then-boss Carlo Ancelotti.

He told evertonfc.com: "I was a little bit sacrificed in that system – but I showed a couple of times I could score.

"And this season, everyone can see I am able to provide assists as well. So, yes, it was a bit frustrating last season.

"I wanted to show I could score goals. The midfielders have to score five or six a season and I couldn't to do it

"But I sacrificed myself for the team. I made a lot of recoveries and defended well in midfield. It was like that.

"Sometimes, you have to just listen to the manager and play how he wants."


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