Everton’s Naismith hails Eto’o for his improved form

Steven Naismith has hailed new arrival Samuel Eto’o as the main reason he has started the season so well for Everton, according to the Daily Mail.

Under Roberto Martinez the Scottish international has been a huge success at Goodison Park and is widely regarded as one of the most improved players at the club in recent times.

Naismith arrived back in June 2012 as a free agent and despite a limited impact to begin with, he has not looked back since the arrival of his new manager.

The striker has scored five goals from his 12 appearances so far this campaign but it is also his all round play that many have been applauding.

And Naismith has now lavished praise on fellow striker Samuel Eto’o revealing the experienced forward is the reason why he has turned out some of his best ever football – with the Cameroonian also making a big impression on young star Romelu Lukaku.

He said: “The two of them work closely in training and so every day he is seeing him, the way he moves, and seeing where he takes his touches and it is definitely going to help him.

“It is not as if they go and do specific things together, it is just general, off – the – cuff stuff that Samuel does that Rom will be catching onto and hopefully taking into his game.

“But without a doubt it does help watching someone like Samuel. It’s not like you are sitting down chatting to him and analysing the whole way he has played throughout his career.

“It’s just watching what they do on a day-to-day basis. There might be some sessions when Samuel is scoring a lot of goals, so you are picking up on how he is getting into the positions to score those goals.

“Watching him is definitely helping me.”

Eto’o has made a big impression since arriving at Goodison Park this summer and has bagged himself four goals in ten appearances – scoring on his debut against former club Chelsea back in August.

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