Everton FC head coach Ronald Koeman has congratulated Gor Mahia for giving his side a good game in their first preseason test as they head into the new season; the Dutchman terming the clash as a perfect test.
The club narrowly won a game that many had expected to be a walk in the park with the ex Southampton boss saying the physicality of the clash was a test that they had expected.
"I have to congratulate our opponents for giving us a good game. We played our first clash of the preseason after a long break unlike them who are actively involved. The physicality is what we expected and it was a good preps for my boys as we head into the other games," Koeman remarked.
The coach however was quick to laud his boys show more so in the second half where he said they could have scored more goals considering the chances they created; lauding Rooney as a good addition to the team.
"We started slowly but we grew into the game and I think we could have scored more goals in the second half. Wayne (Rooney) is a good addition to the team. He has won title and his presence here is a booster to the young lads who hopes to follow in his footsteps," Koeman added.
Rooney rejoined Everton after 13 years out with Manchester United.