Everton manager David Moyes gives a shock assessment of his Belgian forward.
Everton forward Kevin Mirallas has been in stunning form of late after scoring two superb individual efforts in his last two Premier League matches against Stoke and Tottenham.
Mirallas’ goals helped earn his side four vital points as they chase a European spot with the season coming to a dramatic close.
However, despite the Belgian’s strong recent performances his manager David Moyes is still unsure if the 25-year-old is going to adapt to life in the top flight for the long-term.
“He’s nearly not quite adapted to what the Premier League means and how the games go,” Moyes said on Sky Sports.
“I look at him and he’s signalling to me with 15 minutes to go – so maybe he’s not quite got what’s required at Everton or the Premier League.”
This assessment from the Toffees’ boss may come as a bit of a surprise to most fans at Goodison Park, as Mirallas has been considered to be one of their best players in what has been another successful top flight campaign.
The £6.7million Moyes paid Olympiakos for the forward could end up looking like a steal if he helps the Merseyside team into the Champions League, but unless Mirallas can toughen up he may find himself out of the door sooner than expected.
The Belgium international has played 26 games for Everton so far this season, scoring seven goals and providing eight assists – although he has only played a full 90 minutes twice.
Mirallas has clearly got to do a lot more to impress his manager and being able to play a whole match in the physically demanding English league could be the first step.