Lucas Digne on his amazing crossing ability – and why he loves playing with Bernard at Everton

Lucas Digne has played down his crossing ability, saying it depends on the situation in front of him.

The Everton full back has made 214 crosses so far in the Premier League this season, which is more than any other player in the top flight.

And those balls into the box have led to goals over the course of the campaign, with the defender also managing to pick up five assists in all competitions – four of which have come for Dominic Calvert-Lewin goals.

The French international was on hand to set up the striker once more for his goal against Newcastle at the weekend, but has played down his ability to whip a cross in somewhat.

“It is not always my first thought [to cross], it depends on the situation and if Bernard or Richarlison move in front of me,” Digne told .

“It is down to how the game looks in that moment.

“But Dominic has good timing and when I saw him moving [against Newcastle] I wanted to put in the cross.

“He did his job very well.”

Digne holds a lot of praise for the attackers that play in front of him, but especially Bernard.

The Brazilian started against Newcastle on Saturday and was vibrant once more, continuing his good run of form since Everton returned from a 17-day break from action.

And the full back has described exactly why he loves playing alongside Bernard – and how they maximise their relationship.

“Bernard is an amazing player, he understands everything and is very intelligent,” Digne added.

“We are talking all the time, in training and out of training. We have a very good relationship and it is really important to speak all the time.

“When you have a good feeling away from the game, you usually have a good feeling on the pitch, too. Now it is like this for us and I am very happy to play with Bernard.

“The coach sometimes chooses Richarlison on the left, too, and he is also an amazing player.

“And Ademola Lookman can play there, so I am lucky to play behind the attackers we have on that side.”