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Everton winger Gordon: Benitez style suits my game

Everton winger Anthony Gordon says he's happy playing for manager Rafa Benitez.

Gordon has forced his way into Benitez's early season plans.

He said, "He is a really intense coach. For me that's really good, I never get to relax. I am always locked into improving. He gives you a little bit of praise but then he's onto the next thing. I've had a good few coaches, haven't I? Rafa and Carlo (Ancelotti) are probably top 20 ever.

"It is down to me now. A lot of players blame managers for their [lack of] opportunities but if I work hard enough and keep training how I am, they will come."

Gordon added: "The manager's style suits me. We play on the counter, I am a short, sharp player, quick over the first few yards. It benefits me and I can let my legs go and have a good couple of runs during the game."


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