Seamus Coleman hasn’t had the best luck over the last couple of years. Whilst turning out for the Republic of Ireland against Wales he suffered a horrendous double leg break following a tackle from Neil Taylor. However, he’s now back playing and on Saturday he scored his first goal for Everton since returning from that horrific injury.
It’s been an emotional 22 months between goals for Seamus, but he says more will come with full fitness.
— Everton (@Everton) 4 November 2018
Coleman is the ultimate professional. His attitude on and off the pitch sets him apart from average footballer and the fact that didn’t let his injury waver his commitment to returning to action says a lot about the character of the defender. When Coleman is fit he’s one of the best right-back’s in the Premier League and he’ll be desperate to prove that he’s still got all the ability he had before his layoff, with his goal yesterday only helping to prove that.
The fact that his goal was the first since January 2017 shows just how long the 30-year-old has been out for and now that he’s back and has found the net again he’ll be chomping at the bit to help The Toffees climb up the table under Marco Silva. Since he suffered his injury a lot has changed at the club, under Silva they’re now playing much more expansive football and look like a side that can compete in Europe, unlike last season when Sam Allardyce was in charge.
You can read The Toffees’ thoughts on Coleman here:
Humble , dedicated professional he’s sweated blood for our club for a decade & has consistently been one of our top performers for most of that time.
Comes back from a horrific injury has a dip in form and (some) “Evertonians” turn on him..
Hang your heads..
— Justin Cooper (@rideout95) 4 November 2018
Absolutely love Coleman and always will! Proper Everton player!!
— Dave Ryan (@DaveRyan1970) November 4, 2018
Great to see you score and keep fit. You are a wonderful player seamus. We miss you when your injured
— Cheryl swanick (@Cheryl01375906) November 4, 2018
Love this man. Fav. player in the squad no matter what
— 埃弗爷 (@cmfrtablchair45) November 4, 2018
— mark EVERTON adams (@chivers1878) November 4, 2018
What a player!!
— Craig Harper (@craigharper7) November 4, 2018
Brilliant lad. Was made up he scored as he's been through so much
— Tracy (@Pezzer1878) November 5, 2018
No one at the club cares more or tries harder than Seamie. Haters are an embarrassment to the club.
— GMcKeown (@GerMcK1976) November 4, 2018
The Bluenoses have the utmost respect for Coleman and seeing him thriving at Goodison Park is a sight to behold for the fans.