Former Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne was handed his full Everton debut last night in the game against Rotherham United.
Manager Marco Silva gave the 25-year-old a substitute bow in the draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, but the EFL Cup tie saw the Frenchman make the starting eleven and he didn’t let anyone down following his reported £18million arrival.
With a number of fans having question marks over Leighton Baines, Digne’s performance certainly had the following fans confident that we had signed the right man to eventually replace our long-standing servant permanently.
Nice work by Digne, on his right foot????
— ToffeeDoug (@toffeedoug) August 29, 2018
Digne and Zouma are going to boss the league
— Jacob Ritchie (@ritchiejacob625) August 29, 2018
Thought Zouma was just as good tbf
— LEEFC (@LSMT971) August 29, 2018
Yes must admit I was impressed with him tonight much as I love Baines
— blue is the colour (@DJC1953) August 29, 2018
Digne is a great signing #efc
— Everton Fans (@Everton_Fans2) August 29, 2018
— Everton FC news (@ClickEverton) August 29, 2018
That cross from digne was perfect. Has to start Saturday
— George Green (@GreenEvertonian) August 29, 2018
Defending from set pieces still a concern
Good going forward once again
Kenny sandro class especially first half
Digne was excellent
Holgate /Zouma at times looked good
And DCL will be flying after that, second goal a stunner
Well he tried ????
— Markthablue38 (@markthablue38) August 29, 2018
Having taken a largely comfortable 3-1 victory on the night to book our place in the third round of the competition, Digne was arguably one of our best performers on the night and despite the fact he’s still settling in – and it was a much-changed side – he certainly didn’t look out of place on the flank. Kurt Zouma was also pretty impressive as a few pointed out above.
Bodes well for the future.