Everton Outcast Oumar Niasse Insists He Wants to Fight to Remain in the Premier League

Published on: 11 October 2016

Everton striker Oumar Niasse insists he wants to prove himself in the Premier League after being told by Ronald Koeman he was surplus to requirementsat Goodison Park,The Guardianreports.

The Senegal international, 26, has played just 45 minutes under Koeman -a pre-season friendly match against Jablonec in July. Since then, the former Lokomotiv Moscow striker has been forced to train with the U23's and revealed he has not been allocated a locker.

Niasse was signed by former Toffees boss Roberto Martinez for £13.5m in January but was almost immediately used sparingly despite his price tag.

It's sad, it's really sad,� Niasse said. And, to be honest, I think I don't deserve this but what I can do is just keep my head and fight to change things. I'm not going to make a drama over this. I just deal with it. I know it's just one period.�

The 26-year-old revealed he was left stunned when Koeman told him a decision over his Everton future had been made after just 45 minutes but he insists he will continue trying to impress the Dutchman.

Anything can change. Koeman just wants the best for himself and, in two months, if I can be the best for him, he will take me, because he doesn't have any problem with me and I don't have any problem with him.

"It's football and bigger players than me have had this problem with their coaches. How many times did Real Madrid say they didn't want Lassana Diarra and, at the end of the season, who was playing?

I want to show myself in the Premier League and I hope it can be at Everton, because it's the team that I'm feeling.

"Every weekend, I'm watching the games, I'm supporting the team, I'm behind them. I'm a Blue. But, if I get the opportunity to show what I can do at another Premier League team, I will go and I will do it. You never know what can happen. This is football.�