Coach Sam Allardyce: Defender Mangala will give Everton balance

Updated: Feb 03, 2018, 16:53 IST | IANS

Everton head coach Sam Allardyce on Friday heaped praise on his new loan signing Eliaquim Mangala and said he can provide balance to the side with his playing ability

Everton's English manager Sam Allardyce arrives for the English Premier League football match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on January 31, 2018. Pic/AFP
Everton's English manager Sam Allardyce. Pic/AFP

Everton head coach Sam Allardyce on Friday heaped praise on his new loan signing Eliaquim Mangala and said he can provide balance to the side with his playing ability. The French defender was signed from Manchester City on loan until the end of the ongoing season.

"He is naturally left footed, who will not only be defensively better but also better in both areas. He will give us better balance," Allardyce said. "You can see the other night that our strength lay down the right hand side," he added.

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