Everton miss Mirallas, admits Moyes

Ahead of Monday’s Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium Everton manager David Moyes has been speaking to Sky Sports about Kevin Mirallas.

After a strong beginning to his Everton career with one goal and two assists from nine starts Mirallas has been struggling with a hamstring injury. The problem has kept him out, almost completely, since November, and Moyes has lamented the lack of dynamism in his team’s play since Mirallas has been absent.“We’ve missed Mirallas giving us another edge” he said.

Much of Everton’s early league form had been attributed to the way in which the Belgian midfielder integrated with Everton’s other creative players and Moyes feels that the style that created has been lacking in their play since.

It might be that we’ve not really flowed as I would have liked attacking wise. It’s shown in one or two results. We’ve missed him too long. It’s a problem,” Moyes added.

He continued: “He’s probably missed the bulk of it, 10 or 12 weeks. He was a big part of what we achieved in that early part of the season when we were at our best and played some good stuff.

Mirallas moved to Goodison Park from the Greek Super League team Olympiakos. In both the seasons he played for Olympiakos the club won the Super League title. Mirallas was the club’s top scorer in both seasons, as well, and was the league’s top scorer in his second season with 20 goals. He recently returned to Greece to pick up his award as the best foreign player in the Super League during the 2011/12 season.

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