Many Everton fans have praised Ben Godfrey as he spoke to evertonfc.com about playing right-back as cover for Seamus Coleman.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the England under-21 international said: “Right-back is a bit different but, as I said when I came to the Club, I am ready to play in any position and give it 100 per cent.”
Indeed, Godfrey had to replace Coleman in the Merseyside derby last weekend as the Republic of Ireland international came off injured in the first half.
Does Godfrey start for Everton?
While he is primarily a central defender, the former Norwich City player has played in the right-back role before; and given his positive attitude, he should be able to fill in there until Coleman recovers from his injury.
It is a good opportunity for Godfrey to show the Goodison Park faithful why Carlo Ancelotti’s team bought him from the Canaries in the summer transfer window, possibly starting against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday.
Everton fan reaction to Godfrey comments
These Everton supporters on Twitter hailed the comments made by Godfrey, with one Toffees fan even branding the centre-back a ‘machine’:
Excited about the future for this lad at our club. Seems a perfect fit for us.
— Mike Warren (@mikew1878) October 21, 2020
Threw in at RB against one of the best wingers in world football and looked quality. Good times ahead 👍
— George Gallagher (@georgegallmusic) October 21, 2020
— Benj Winstanley ➐ (@benjwinstanley) October 21, 2020
Great attitude 💪🏻💪🏻
— ⎊ carlo fantastico 💙🇮🇹 (@_jennifer1878) October 21, 2020
@owner_mav lets gooooo loving this lad
— Corey Vladesov (@cvladx) October 21, 2020
Ben Godfrey defending our right back or defence is lovely beautiful fantastic
— The scroller (@Thescroller1) October 22, 2020
— Steve Griffin (@SteveSgestates) October 21, 2020
— JH (@JH80420131) October 21, 2020
Evertonians, find out which Premier League legend praised Godfrey’s display against Liverpool here, and don’t forget too comment below with your views!
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