Bernard Thriving on Competition for Places at Everton
Everton winger Bernard says there is healthy competition for places at Everton, after the Brazilian was preferred to his compatriot Richarlison in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.
Richarlison started on the bench, with Bernard and Theo Walcott preferred either side of Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Bernard told evertonfc.com, “It is not just during games I look to make an impression, it is during training as well.
“I am always looking to cement a place in the first team – and every player in the squad is exactly the same. There is a lot of respect between us in this team.
“That is the thing about football, for better or for worse, there is this competition – and it is beneficial for the team. And without a doubt I am always looking to guarantee my place in the side.”