Winning is most important! Everton’s Fellaini plays down goal-scoring feat

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini says goals are a bonus and the Toffees winning is the most important thing to the Belgian midfielder

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Marouane Fellaini has scored 11 Premier League goals this season Photo: EA Sports, via Flickr

Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini says goals are an added bonus and Belgian midfielder would rather focus on helping Everton win every game ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final against Wigan Athletic at Goodison Park.

The 25-year-old took his Premier League tally to 11 goals for the season after scoring in a 3-1 victory over Reading last weekend.

It is the Belgium international’s best return since scoring eight in his first season after joining from Standard Liege in 2008.

But Fellaini is not concerned by personal achievements and would rather see the Toffees continue to pick up victories by whatever means.

“I scored last week but the most important thing is the three points against Reading,” Fellaini told Everton’s website.

“I’m happy and when I score the goals it is a bonus for me.

“I’m not a striker, I’m not a goalscorer – I’m a midfielder. It’s good for me but it’s important to win every game.

“I have played more up front and I’m more in the box, so I have more chances to score the goals now. I try to concentrate when I’m in the box.

“I don’t have an idea of how many I can score but I will try to play well. I will try to keep going and we will see.”

Fellaini has scored 32 goals in 164 appearances for the Toffees after completing a £15m switch to Goodison Park from Standard Liege.

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