Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has said he wants to ‘come back feeling refreshed and hungry’ after being sidelined with a cruciate ligament knee injury.
The DR Congo international suffered the injury which has kept him out for the last 11 months in the Toffees 1-1 draw against Manchester United on December 4, 2016, but the player recently shared a video of himself doing ball tricks on social media.
However, although a definite return date has not been set for the former Crystal Palace winger’s return, he has set his sights on returning a better and well-rounded player in order to help the Goodison Park outfit - who currently sit 18th on the English Premier log - climb up the table.
“I tend to distance myself [when I’m injured] but now that I am getting there, I am starting to watch and go to games again and I feel like I am close, and that is the main thing,” Bolasie told club website.
“It’s been almost a year but I don’t think of it like that because in that year I have been given the chance to develop myself and develop things I would have taken for granted before.
“That has taken up my time and the whole package has come together, so I’m buzzing, really, and happy with where I am at.
“I want to come back feeling refreshed and hungry.
"We have quite a few new players, it’s happened to teams in the past, but the boys are working hard to make it right.
“With everything that is going on, hopefully, I can come in and give a boost to the team and I am confident that they will be confident when I come in.
"If the team is confident, then that helps you even more, and that makes it better for me to come back and slot in that little bit easier," he concluded.