Oumar Niasse, a former Everton forward, has given a five-word greeting to fans following the Toffees’ 3-1 win over Brentford.
Sean Dyche’s side returned from London with their first three points of the season, a resounding victory over the Bees.
Indeed, it was a terrific team performance with standout individual performances throughout, most notably from striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who scored again. Everton won thanks to his goal with 20 minutes remaining, and his former teammate Oumar Niasse was visibly happy to see the England player on the scoresheet.
Taking to Instagram, the former Senegal striker shared a video of DCL calmly finishing past Brentford keeper Mark Flekken, captioned “Things we love to see.”
Oumar Niasse endeared himself to Everton fans
Niasse became something of a cult figure at the Toffees owing to his mistreatment by former boss Ronald Koeman, who infamously took away his first team locker. The forward had subsequent loan spells at Hull City and Cardiff City, but ultimately outlasted Koeman at Everton with the Dutch coach sacked in 2017.
Indeed, Niasse remained on Everton’s books until his contract expired in 2020, leaving with a record of eight Premier League goals in 35 games.
The former Senegalese forward clearly formed a bond with the Goodison crowd and was evidently pleased for his ex-teammate Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Calvert-Lewin’s first goal of the campaign could hopefully kickstart the 26-year-old’s season after an injury-plagued couple of years.
The England international has already suffered a facial fracture this season following a collision with Aston Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez and played against Arsenal recently wearing a protective mask.
However, a return to full fitness and a first goal of the season under his belt feels like a huge step in the right direction for Everton’s star striker.