Best Tackler in Europe Vows to Keep Improving at Goodison Park

Freddie Young

​Idrissa Gueye has completed more tackles than any other player in Europe's top five leagues this season, and he has vowed that he has plenty more to give, reports ​Everton's website.

The 27-year-old holding midfielder has been one of the stand out performers in the heart of Everton's midfield this season. He remains Europe's most successful tackler, despite missing a month of domestic action to represent Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Premier League

Gueye has made 126 tackles this season, 16 more than his nearest Premier League rival, N'Golo Kante, and the Senegalese midfielder insists that he has the drive to improve even more in the future.  Gueye has received many plaudits during this season, and has been likened to Chelsea star Kante who won this season's PFA Payer of the Year award.

He said:  “I am reasonably happy with my form this season but I also think I can improve in seasons to come. My hope is that we all continue to improve together and progress as a team, that is the most important thing."

Everton v Sunderland - Premier League
Everton v Sunderland - Premier League

"Before the season started, we wanted to get as high in the table as we possibly could and secure European football.  If seventh means we get that, then great, but we certainly aren’t giving up hope of finishing high while there is a possibility to do so."

One of the reasons why Gueye has been so successful in England's top flight is because of the fast-paced nature of it. He enjoys playing in a dynamic environment: " Personally, the Premier League suits me down to the ground, with the way it’s dynamic and all-action. As a kid, it was a dream of mine to play here, so to be here now if fantastic.”


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