“He is a positive boy and he is still young, only 23, but it is a step backwards for him. You don’t want that for anybody.
“I told him that he if needs anything he will get all the support he needs from the management.”
Meanwhile, Everton defender Phil Jagielka will feature in the second half of their friendly with Espanyol at Goodison Park today after he returned from recent hamstring trouble.
“Finally he is back,” added Koeman. “It is a really important part of the season where you build your physical level.”