Theo Walcott says Sam Allardyce can get the best out of him at Everton
By Chris Williams
Last Updated: 07/02/18 5:44pm
Everton new boy Theo Walcott says Sam Allardyce was a major factor in his decision to sign for the Merseyside club.
Walcott, who left Arsenal in the January transfer window after 12 seasons at the north London club, has made a strong start to his Everton career having scored twice on just his second appearance for the club.
The 28-year-old featured just six times in the Premier League for Arsenal in the first half of the season and felt the opportunity to work with Allardyce at Everton was too good to turn down and will help him develop his career.
Walcott said: "Sam was one of the main reasons why I came to the club.
"I wanted a manager like that, who could get the best out of me. He is eager to turn results around.
"I had that short stint with Sam with England, and to see it now every day, the way the intensity of training is and how demanding it is, has been great.
"I like to go into training every day and try to be better than the day before.
"I want to improve the team and anything I can do to help, I will do so."
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