Johnny Heitinga is fast coming a firm favourite with the Everton fans. His performance against Sunderland was again of the highest order. He was bombing on in the latter stages showing great desire.
He has probably been our best player this season and he looks very comfortable in the Everton way of things way.
He is a happy bunny at the moment, hopefully happier after the game against the redshite.
Johnny said: "I'm very hopeful of winning something here and I'd love to play in Europe with Everton too. We need to finish above Liverpool and as high as possible.
"The club is a part of me now. I really enjoy it here and I'm happy that I'm a part of Everton.
"I've got another two years left. I've said it before, I'm very happy here. Everton is a good club for me."
"Those games are really big and different to other games. We all know how much they mean to the fans and of course that is the same for the players. It's two teams from the same city, the stadiums are so close together, so it's always one you look forward to
"The confidence is there and the atmosphere is really good. I'm excited and looking forward to the game."
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