Klaassen determined to succeed at Everton

Davy Klaassen

Everton midfielder and former Ajax Amsterdam star Davy Klaassen wants to stay with the Toffees and fight for his place ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

Klaassen struggled to adapt to the pace and demands of the English Premier League in his first season at Goodison Park, and made just seven league appearances.

After scoring 20 goals in his last season with Ajax, big things were expected from the 25-year-old in the English top flight though he failed to deliver in the first season of his five-year deal.

After struggling under Ronald Koeman, he was dropped from the side on a regular basis when Sam Allardyce took charge.

Nonetheless, the player is hopeful of improved fortunes in the future. Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, he said: “My overall experience at Everton has been good…the club is excellent and the people are very nice.

“It is an ambitious club and I 100 percent enjoy being here. I feel at home and am determined to play more for the team.

“We have a vacation now and I will relax for a couple of weeks but then start training to come back in top condition.

“That is my goal and everybody’s goal, so there is going to be good competition for places. You have to be ready as soon as you are needed. It is hard to be patient but if you keep working it will come.

“You have to work hard and try to show yourself when you get a chance.”