Arnaut Danjuma reveals 'main difference' he has noticed playing for Everton in Premier League
Everton winger Arnaut Danjuma has revealed the “main difference” he has noticed since arriving in the Premier League is the physical nature of the division.
Danjuma joined Everton on loan from Villarreal in the summer and has featured in all five of their league matches since arriving, starting three of those.
The 26-year-old has also previously represented Bournemouth and Tottenham in the Premier League, while he also has experience of playing in the Dutch, Belgian and Spanish top flights.
Asked what sets the Premier League apart from the rest, Danjuma said on a Kick livestream [19 September, 14m 58s]: “The main difference is the physicality.
“The Dutch league is a good place to develop, but it’s good to get out to develop. The Belgian league is good to develop physical attributes.
“I really enjoyed playing in LaLiga. Every player you play against has technical abilities. The Premier League tops the chart in terms of the physicality.”
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Danjuma has already played for seven different clubs in four different countries, so he certainly has experience of comparing the Premier League to other divisions.
The Netherlands international has made a bright enough start to his Toffees career, even if results have been disappointing.
He has scored in two of his six appearances in all competitions and has showed his versatility by playing on both wings and also through the middle.
Many Evertonians have not forgotten the fact that Danjuma rejected a loan move to Goodison Park in January to instead join Tottenham, so he still has plenty of work to do to become a favourite.
As the season goes on, those different experiences of playing around the continent could come in handy.