Holland international John Heitinga happily settling in at Goodison: Everton FC latest

31 December 2009 10:00
Johnny Heitinga 300[LNB]JOHN HEITINGA believes he is happily settling into his role with Everton after a turbulent start to his Toffees career.[LNB]The Dutch international swapped Spanish giants Athletico Madrid for a club who had achieved back-to-back fifth place finishes in the premier league and reached an FA Cup final.[LNB]He hoped the Blues would make an early charge for this season's top five after his £6m move, but has instead been pitched into a stuttering campaign.[LNB]The 26-year-old has been asked to play in various positions, from right-back to central midfield, by David Moyes as he tries to manage an injury ravaged squad.[LNB]Now he is forging an ever-improving central defence partnership with fellow summer recruit Lucas Neill, and after the Blues' recent run of undefeated games he feels things are on the up.[LNB]He said: 'It's difficult for me because when I joined they had just finished fifth the previous two seasons. It's not easy of course with all the teams in the Premier League to finish every year in that place.[LNB]'Since I'm here we've been missing so many players and I've already played so many positions in the team and I hope we can get more settled in the future.[LNB]'With or big players starting to return soon I know we can go on and do well this season.'

Source: Liverpool_Echo