Europa League play-off draw: Everton to face Croatian side Hajduk Split

Europa League play-off draw: Everton to face Croatian side Hajduk Split

"Maybe Dominic feels a bit more comfortable as one of two strikers".

Ronald Koeman has suggested to Everton's official website that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will get plenty of game-time this season.

The Dutch side were undone by their inability to score over two legs as Petar Bockaj's 25th minute goal put the Croatian club through 2-0 on aggregate.

The Everton manager was speaking to ESPN, after his team's successful 1-0 Europa League win over Ruzomberok in Slovakia.

Calvert-Lewin replaced Ramirez with just over 20 minutes remaining and soon had an opportunity to break the game open, only for Kruzliak's superb last-ditch tackle to deny him a clear path to goal. "We are through to the next round and I'm really happy", he said.

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Everton dominated possession but failed to make that pay, with Wayne Rooney again looking short of form.

They laboured to a pair of 1-0 wins over Slovakian minnows Ruzomberok to set up the clash with Split.

Everton have been handed the tough Europa League qualifying task of meeting Hajduk Split to reach the group phase.

"I like to be in Europe - it's important for our experience".

"We always try to play offensive football, we don't come here to defend the result, it's not the way I like and it's not the best way. We need competition and it's good that he is providing that".

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