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Keane looking forward to Toffees future

28th March 2019, 07:35 by Michael Holland

Everton defender Michael Keane says he feels like he finally belongs at the club and is looking forward to what the future holds.

The 26-year-old was one of the most highly-rated defenders in the country when he arrived at the club from Burnley in a big-money deal back in the summer of 2017.

It has been a rocky road at times as injuries have hampered his form, but he is now a regular in Marco Silva's side and is also back in the England frame, having started the last two games.

"It has been an up and down journey but I'm starting to feel like I really belong here now," he said.

"It's been a good season for me, I've had a lot of good games. The team struggled for two or three months, the whole team was inconsistent and I was part of that but in general I think I've been really good.

"I've been working hard, training has been good, and I feel a lot fitter than I did last year so I think that's helped me.

"I'm just feeling more confident than I have and hopefully I can show that from now until the end of the season.

"I've always had the belief in myself but when things aren't going well for you on the pitch you sort of lose a bit of confidence. But I've always had the belief that I'm good enough to play here."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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