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Seamus Coleman reacts to ‘lovely’ Frank Lampard praise

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It was a tough season for Seamus Coleman.

Ireland skipper Seamus Coleman has explained that it ‘meant a lot’ when Everton boss Frank Lampard singled him out as one of the best people he ever came across.

Lampard singled the Toffees’ skipper out for special praise after Everton ensured their Premier League survival in dramatic fashion.

Everton endured a difficult season throughout the year at Goodison Park, and when they eventually ensured their Premier League status, the relief was palpable around the club.

“Regardless of whom a manager is, it’s not changed for me. I don’t try to impress one more than the other..”

Speaking for the first time since Everton stayed up, Coleman reflected on Everton’s emotional night and Lampard’s words about him.

“It was a tough season for us all,” he explained. “A lot of emotion went into the whole season, and I think a bit of it carried through into that game.

“Regardless of whom a manager is, it’s not changed for me. I don’t try to impress one more than the other. I just want what’s best for the team, myself, the club, my teammates and the manager.

“For a manager like Frank Lampard to say that was a lovely moment, and it means a lot. Sometimes, I don’t think a lot of people see or understand what really goes on behind the scenes and what you put into it.

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“From that point of view it was nice of him to put it out there. It is nice for my parents and people like that to hear. But for me it’s just a part of my job and I am just happy the season ended like it did.”

Seamus Coleman.

Coleman often typified Everton throughout the 2021/22 season, with his contributions at the end of the campaign being pivotal.

However, it is a season that the Everton full-back believes the club must learn from.

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“It was a tough grind, but we got what we wanted in the end,” he added. “Not exactly what you would describe as a successful season, but when you get stuck in that rut with six weeks to go we got what we wanted.

“As a club, we have got to learn massively from it, but I am glad that I’m still sitting here as a Premier League player.”

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