Jan Kirchhoff targets Sunderland return against Everton

Jan Kirchhoff came through his first 90 minutes of the season in the Checkatrade Trophy clash with Rochdale.

Friday, 9th September 2016, 9:50 am
Updated Monday, 12th September 2016, 5:17 pm
Jan Kirchhoff

And now he is targeting a first team start against Everton at the Stadium of Light on Monday night (8pm kick-off).

Kirchhoff had been out missing with a hamstring strain before making his return in the game against Rochdale.

"I’m really looking forward to the next few weeks," said Kirchhoff.

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"I have to do my best in training over the next few days and show the manager that I deserve to start the game against Everton.

"I need to see how fast I can build on 90 minutes but I feel good and I’m ready for the next challenge."

"It has been a busy summer with players leaving and arriving as well as a new manager, but I think we have a really good base to build from.

"We’ve set targets which will see us improve from last season because we have a good squad with a lot of quality, and we want to win as many games as we can.

"The team are not content with simply staying in the league and we want to achieve a bigger goal," he told the club website.