Abdoulaye Doucouré has been on fire since Everton took over from Sean Dych. The Malian even thinks he's playing the best soccer of his career since taking over. It's hard to argue with him, as he has scored 7 goals since then, saved Everton from relegation and played a big part in the Toffees' 1st win of the season.
Reflecting on the coach's role in his progress, the player says: "The manager has been very kind to me and given me so much confidence. The staff believe in me. [...] I'm very happy with this manager and I think I've played my best soccer of my career with him, so I'm very grateful to him for letting me play and giving me freedom on the pitch, and I have to give him something in return".
James Tarkowski and Abdoulaye Doucoure have made the BBC Sports team of the week for their efforts in the 3-1 win against Brentford 👏 pic.twitter.com/6kT9ake4Lz
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