Everton believe they may have found their own Gareth Bale in Seamus Coleman but the player himself is keen to play down the comparison.
Coleman was likened to the Tottenham flyer by managers David Moyes and Harry Redknapp after a superb display in the Toffees' 2-1 win over Spurs at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.
The Republic of Ireland winger outshone Spurs left-back Bale on the same flank and settled a compelling encounter with a 75th-minute winner.
Bale's night ended as he succumbed to a back injury just before the hour but the Welshman has been one of the stars of the season and Coleman was flattered to be compared to him.
The 21-year-old said: “That is a great compliment. I won't let it get to my head but it is great to hear those compliments. Hopefully I can build on it.
“I am learning more every week. At the start of a game I have a battle with the left-back, I get my head down and try to get past him.”