Everton’s new summer signing Apostolos Vellios has said that he is very much inspired by the legend at Everton – Duncan Ferguson. Duncan Ferguson was one of the important players for Everton during his time and it seems that striker Apostolos Vellios is also becoming one given the number of goals he has scored and created after coming on as a substitute.
In fact, many would regard Apostolos Vellios as the best super sub in the Premier League today. Apostolos Vellios was one of the cheapest signings of the summer, but he has managed to stamp out a reputation for himself in the Premier League since scoring against Chelsea. He scored his third goal of the season against Bolton recently.
It has prompted suggestions that he could well become an important player for Everton in the future, like Big Dunc was.
Duncan Ferguson is now involved at with Everton as part of the coaching setup. He is thought to be one of the influential figures for Apostolos Vellios, and has taught him a few striking tips.
Speaking after the win over Bolton, Apostolos Vellios said “On Friday I was training at Bellefield with Duncan Ferguson and this gave me even more confidence. I know of him and I know he’s a big star at this club. He’s a big centre forward, and a legend, and I know what I’m doing with him. He has taught me a great deal about the physical nature of the Premier League, and really helps me to focus on my game.”
The most important thing for Vellios is that he manages to maintain the form into the forthcoming matches – of which three of the four matches will be at home.