Kenny: 'Beating Liverpool would mean more than lifting the World Cup'

Saturday 9 December 2017  11 Comments  [Jump to last]

What is preferable? Winning the Under-20 World Cup or ending an 18-year winless streak at Anfield in the Merseyside derby?

No hesitation. “Winning the derby,” Jonjoe Kenny says, snappily. “Everything I have ever wanted is win a derby. To go to Anfield to win? I don't think you would get much better.”

“Unsy was brilliant for me. He knows my game and he put his trust in me and did not take me out of the team,” said Kenny, who joined Everton as a nine-year-old. “When you get a few games on the bounce that is when you feel more comfortable and relaxed and can do what you are good at. That is what it is about. I owe everything to Unsy for believing me.”

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Jay Wood
1 Posted 09/12/2017 at 13:53:51
That's a cracking read and Kenny's attitude probably comes as no surprise to many who have high hopes for this lad.

Let's not forget David Unsworth's role in his development, not least of all in promoting to the first team and picking him for every game under his interim rule.

Jonjoe is destined to go all the way in football, I fancy.

James Flynn
2 Posted 09/12/2017 at 14:02:43
Good read and what a level-headed young man.

One other thing struck me, though. Tom Davies has proven himself a tough youngster. But looking at that picture, they need to get him into the gym. He's actually skinny.

Michael Kenrick
3 Posted 09/12/2017 at 18:14:03
Gotta love this kid and the way he has grasped the opportunity despite that horrendous start. Great that he calls out Unsy for all his tremendous work getting him to this point.
John G Davies
4 Posted 09/12/2017 at 18:22:37
Gotta love this kid. Indeed, Michael, indeed.

Brought up at the club, loves the club. A credit to David Unsworth, along with a few more. Not only brought up to be good players by Unsy but brought up to be good men.

Stan Schofield
5 Posted 09/12/2017 at 18:45:37
He says you have to take the lows with the highs, and not take it personally when things are tough. That's very mature.

I often wish that all supporters would take the same attitude to the younger players. These lads give their all for Everton, and have had to handle really difficult circumstances with the management upheavals. Yet, when they make mistakes, some supporters criticise them, which is too harsh.

Having said that, to some degree it looks like Kenny could handle it anyway, since he seems well grounded and practical.

Stan Norvill
6 Posted 10/12/2017 at 16:50:05
Just so glad to upset Sky & LFC after the disgrace of 6 hours of RS propaganda on Friday, repeated through the day. Just changed to Virgin, okay had to pay for Sky Sports but that's all they get from me. Great point from the lads. Rooney. Rooney. Coyb
Mark Andrews
7 Posted 10/12/2017 at 19:19:54
Funny thing is Stan (#6) they think the media have a bias against them!
Steve Ferns
8 Posted 11/12/2017 at 11:15:28
Best compliment you can pay to Kenny is to say that right now Seamus is going to find it very hard to get back in. I just wish one of them could play left back.
Brian Harrison
9 Posted 11/12/2017 at 11:41:41
I think Kenny can play at left-back, there was a game this season when Baines got injured and Kenny moved to left-back. Lets not forget Psycho Pat was right footed but played left back in our league winning side. Also we don't know if Seamus will be the same after his horrific injury but lets hope so.

Makes you wonder why Koeman was so reluctant to play Kenny; as others have said, a lot of credit goes to David Unsworth for having the belief in Kenny to play him.

Dale Rose
10 Posted 11/12/2017 at 15:35:38
Great kid with a brilliant attitude. Shone yesterday.
Matthew Williams
11 Posted 13/12/2017 at 15:39:40
MotM for me in the derby, getting better with each game, the right-back berth is his to lose, Seamus will find it hard to get back in.

True Pro, True Scouser, True Blue... I'm hoping more will make the step up from our academy in time.

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