Everton winger Yannick Bolasie
Sunday Jun 25, 2017. 14:30
Yannick Bolasie has targeted a December return to first team football with Everton.
The DR Congo attacker Bolasie suffered a serious knee injury in December 2016 and has undergone two operations to repair his meniscus and cruciate ligament.
The former Crystal Palace player, who is undergoing rehabilitation in Bristol, believes he will come back an even better player.
"Getting back in December would be the best Christmas present. A player like me always wants to be on the pitch,” he is quoted by Sky Sports.
"Strangely, I think that having this injury will give me the composure that I have been looking for.
"I know that will take my game to another level. I am going to be subconsciously more cautious with any sharp movements, but that should improve my game massively.
"My old managers Alan Pardew and Tony Pulis always felt I would gain more composure with age.
"Now I have had this injury, I think it will come, but I don't think I will lose my pace or my sprinting - and I feel strong already."