Michael Keane: Everton defender says he had to work 'harder than ever' for England recall

Everton will hope to improve on their record of conceding 56 goals last term

Michael Keane says he had to work "harder than ever" to get back to the top of his game after he earned a recall to Gareth Southgate's England squad.

Keane suffered arguably the biggest setback of his career 12 months ago when he put in a shaky performance against the Czech Republic which saw him lose his place in the starting XI for both club and country.


The Everton defender's slack marking allowed Jakub Brabec to poke home the Czech Republic's equaliser and he was also caught out of position for the hosts' winner, looking uncertain in possession throughout as England lost 2-1.


However, he has now bounced back to the top of his game, helping Carlo Ancelotti's Everton side to the summit of the Premier League and signing a new five-year deal at the end of August before being recalled by Southgate for the upcoming games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark. สูตรบาคาร่าฟรี ป๋าเซียน


"It's always tough when you're having bad periods, when you're not playing your best football," Keane said. "Especially for your country, because the spotlight is on you even more and you want to do well.


"But to be honest, it's something I've done in the past, gone through bad spells and then bounced back stronger.


"I've looked at my game, what I can improve, I've worked harder than I ever have before to get back to a level I know I can play.