Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye believes Seamus Coleman is different to ‘any other person’ he has ever met.
The 33-year-old has opened up on his relationship with the Toffees captain after it was confirmed that he had signed an extended contract with the club.
Gana has enjoyed two spells with Everton over the past seven years and regularly plays alongside Coleman, who moved to Goodison Park in 2009.
After he suffered a season-ending injury in May, there were concerns raised over whether it would have been his last game for Everton. However, it was confirmed this week that the defender had signed another one-year deal.
According to Evertonfc.com, Gana has praised his captain.
“I love him! Seamus, for me, is unique,” Gana said.
“Sometimes, I try to be more like him. I know I’m not perfect. Sometimes I can be sad and in those situations sometimes I keep myself to myself sometimes, rather than speaking out.
“Seamus is never like that, he always has the right words for the situation. He knows when to talk harder to bring everyone together and he knows when he doesn’t need to do that.
“He’s not just shouting in the dressing room every time, no, he talks when he needs to talk. Sometimes in football and in life people want to be loudest in the room, but Seamus talks when he feels like he needs to and he has something to say.
“It’s completely natural with him. I’ve never seen it in any other person I’ve met in my life.”