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Moyes wants more from Mirallas
Created on 22 Feb., 2013 11:03 PM GMT
Everton manager David Moyes has challenged striker Kevin Mirallas to re-capture the form that earned him a move to the club from Olympiakos.
Mirallas was the top scorer for his former club last season with 20 goals and notched an impressive 14 the year before, but has struggled to produce the same form since moving to Merseyside for six million pounds in the off-season.
The 25-year-old picked up a hamstring injury during the 2-1 win over Sunderland on November 10 but has since returned to action and featured in six consecutive games for the Toffees, and Moyes believes this is now a chance for the newcomer to finally show his true potential.
"I don't think he's firing on all cylinders. I think he's not returned the way I would like him yet," Moyes told reporters ahead of their weekend clash with Norwich.
"He's still getting used to the Premier League and I think he's got to create me more goals and he's got to score me more goals.
"That's what I'm waiting for him to do. He knows that, I've told him that, and we're hoping for more."
Mirallas started brightly in England with two goals and two assists on his full debut in a 5-0 win over Leyton Orient in the Capital One Cup, followed by a first league goal against Swansea City a month later.
And Moyes feels that is the sort of form the Belgian striker needs to show to help him re-discover his proven goal-scoring touch.
"His form at the start of the season was excellent and we saw what he's capable of," Moyes said.
"I don't think we've really had that off him yet since he came back from his injury."
Everton are away to Norwich in the English Premier League on Saturday.