‘I’ll Give My Best Every Time I Wear the Everton Shirt’ Promises Bernard
Everton winger Bernard has promised to work as hard as he can for the Toffees as he ramps up his match fitness. The Brazilian joined on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk during the summer.
He has impressed in cameos from the bench in recent weeks as he improves his fitness, but the player insists he is nearly ready to show his best for his new team. “If the coach believes I am ready, then that is my job and I will play to my ability and my strength,” he said.
“Because it is not just us representing ourselves on the pitch, we are representing the Club and the fans. Every time I wear this shirt I will play to my best. It’s hard to tell [if I can play 90 minutes]. You can only tell when that match comes along.
“The Premier League is very, very different. The game is more tactical and physical. You don’t have as much time on the ball and you don’t have much time to think. With Brazilian football, you have much more space.
“The Premier League is the best championship in the world. Everyone wants to be here and you learn a lot from English football.”