The foreign DR Congo took positive measures from his removal from the squad of Carlo Ancelotti as he vowed to continue working hard. After his omission from Everton’s first team, Yannick Bolasie shared his excitement about getting his career back on track.
Since returning to Goodison Park following a loan spell with Sporting Lisbon in Portugal, the 31-year-old forward was left out of Carlo Ancelotti’s 25-man Premier League squad last month.
After his eye-catching Crystal Palace appearances, the Democratic Republic of the Congo International linked up with the Toffees in the summer of 2016. However, because of injury concerns and other factors, Bolasie has failed to live up to standards and has only played in 29 Premier League games since he arrived at Goodison Park. He spent time on loan at Aston Villa and Anderlecht as well as starring for Sporting CP in an attempt to enjoy more playing time.
In the summer, with Championship side Middlesbrough, Bolasie came close to sealing a move away from the Toffees, but a contract failed to materialize. While the forward expressed his disappointment after he was told that he was not in Ancelotti’s 2020-21 season plan, he vowed not to give up working hard.
“It was disappointing. I’m still practicing and playing and training to the best of my abilities. Right now, that’s what I’m doing,” Bolasie told Sky Sports.
I don’t count myself out, and I think that my talent will inevitably come out, wherever it is, and wherever I am. I believe in what I do, and I know like I am doing justice to myself.
“The way to remain motivated is to still look for ways you can change. In a week or a session, what total distance can I get through? Can I beat it next week? That’s what always motivates me. In so many ways, this helps me stay ready.”
“I’ve always thrived if I’ve been backed into a corner. I know that whatever happens, I’m going to come out stronger and show everyone what I can always do. I’m alive and kicking even if there’s only that one percent possibility of a step.”
During the January transfer window, Bolasie would hope to work out his future, with Middlesbrough believed to still be involved in securing his signature.