Bilyaletdinov eyes flowing football

Bilyaletdinov eyes flowing football

Published Dec. 16, 2009 7:55 a.m. ET

Winger Diniyar Bilyaletdinov believes passing football could be the key to Everton climbing their way back up the Premier League table.

The Russia star has been one of the Toffees' key performers since his summer arrival from Lokomotiv Moscow, but his influence has been limited in a team which has struggled without key personnel.

A run of five league games without a win had seen David Moyes' side drop to 15th position prior to Wednesday's night's fixtures, but with the return of players like Leon Osman, Mikel Arteta and Steven Pienaar on the horizon, Bilyaletdinov is hopeful they will be soon be playing fast-flowing football.

He told the Liverpool Echo: "I like passing football. I don't like it when the game is like ping pong. It's boring to watch and boring to play in. I know many teams play like that, and it's about hard work, but it's not good to see.

"I hear about players like Arteta and I've seen him play. I have also played with Leon Osman before his injury.

"I am excited about playing with them, but I'm excited to be playing alongside all my team-mates.

"I enjoy every second on the pitch in the Premier League.

"It's very physical but it's more about thinking of the second and instant decision-making."