Everton midfielder Doucoure: It was frustrating last season | OneFootball
Everton midfielder Doucoure: It was frustrating last season
Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure admits he's happier this season under manager Rafa Benitez.
Doucoure has now admitted that he was a bit frustrated last season with having to sacrifice himself for the team in the system used by then-boss Carlo Ancelotti.
He told evertonfc.com: "I was a little bit sacrificed in that system – but I showed a couple of times I could score.
"And this season, everyone can see I am able to provide assists as well. So, yes, it was a bit frustrating last season.
"I wanted to show I could score goals. The midfielders have to score five or six a season and I couldn't to do it
"But I sacrificed myself for the team. I made a lot of recoveries and defended well in midfield. It was like that.
"Sometimes, you have to just listen to the manager and play how he wants."