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Bernard Relishes First Merseyside Derby Experience

Everton winger Bernard says he was hugely enthused by his first start in a Merseyside derby on Sunday. The winger started the Toffees’ 0-0 draw at Goodison Park.

Bernard had plenty of experience of derbies in Brazil, playing in the Belo Horizonte clasico between Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro on multiple occasions.

He is also a veteran of 17 clashes between Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar Donetsk. But the Brazilian says the Merseyside derby was something to behold.

“It really was a different atmosphere. The fans are always there, supporting us and shouting us on, but there was something different inside the stadium.

“That gave us an extra bit of motivation and we gave that little bit more. The support was so important. They were really with us today, it was a big effort from the team and from the supporters.

“We wanted to achieve the the victory and we tried to get it. But we deserved the draw at least and it was important we got another point after winning on Tuesday.

“Not we want to put more points on the table and we have to quickly start thing about Newcastle on Saturday.”


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