‘Agile’ Bernard ‘Will Bring Joy To Everton’ Says Richarlison
Everton forward Richarlison says that his compatriot Bernard will become a very popular player at Everton once he acclimatises. The Brazilian winger joined the club on a free transfer during the summer.
Bernard has impressed in a few substitute cameos as he builds up his strength. Richarlison says he will excite Toffees fans once he is up to full fitness.
“Bernard is an agile player. He is really fast and scores a lot of goals,” Richarlison told evertonfc.com.
“With his speed, he gets behind players and is a danger in the box. His ability pushes opponents back and causes them problems.
“He is highly thought of in Brazil. He is known as Joyful Legs, so he is the type of player who will bring joy to the Everton fans.
“He will be popular here and, hopefully, have a great season and be a big influence on Everton.
He has come from a great time at Shakhtar and here will not be any different for him in playing for a big club with high expectations,” said Richarlison.
“He showed in Ukraine what we knew in Brazil, that he is a very skilful attacker but also a player who puts the team first.
“He will be very welcome here at Everton, he will understand what the manager wants from him and perform exactly as instructed by Marco Silva.
“He is used to playing in a strong team in Europe and always works very hard on the pitch.” Richarlison is also grateful to have a fellow Brazilian in the squad.
“It will be great for me to have another Brazilian in the squad – there was Heurelho Gomes at Watford who I was very close to and that was good for me. But most importantly he is an excellent player who will help the team.”