Roberto Martinez reckons Saturday’s Merseyside Derby could be the perfect baptism for Aaron Lennon.
Martinez: “It’s not going to faze him,”
“We need to see where he is physically and his match fitness.
“He’s played a lot of games so far this season, to be involved in 17 games in this half of the season is a good return, and this is the sort of game he will look forward.
“It is the perfect baptism in our club to go into the Merseyside derby is a really interesting start.”
“He has terrific pedigree, terrific experience and real good understanding of the league and he’s going to have an impact straight away,
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“He is someone who you don’t realise has the amount of experience he has already accumulated and he still at a very good age.
“He’s already experienced two World Cups with England and he brings something really important to our squad straight away and he is very much a welcome addition.
“He has already reached huge landmarks in the Premier League and being able to adapt to different ways of playing.
“He’s had a very interesting experience from that point of view but for us he is someone who can play on both wings with a lot of power and a lot of pace. He has incredible ball control, he has high speed and is someone who will fit in really well at Goodison and our fans will see a player that can take people on, that can be really exciting and is one of those players that gives you the impression that something is going to happen.”