As you’ll all know by now, Everton were the unlucky losers of the Merseyside derby in shocking circumstances. The Toffees were so close to gaining a huge point until Jordan Pickford’s blunder allowed Divock Origi to score a stoppage time winner, but now that the dust has settled, the fans have started to appreciate just how good their Brazilian winger Bernard was against the Reds.
Sad for the result, but happy for the performance of the team. Moving on, always with your head held high! pic.twitter.com/x03GNDMLm5
— Bernard Duarte (@b_10duarte) 3 December 2018
Bernard was a signing that went somewhat under the radar over the summer. Whilst the Toffees were raving over his signature, the rest of the Premier League failed to really stand up and take note. Now, though, the 26-year-old is making the rest of the league take note as he continues to shine on Merseyside with his electric pace and trickery out wide for Marco Silva’s side proving pivotal to the way they play.
The ex-Shakhtar man is yet to score his first goal for the club but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been playing extremely well. Bernard has two assists in Everton blue and will be hopeful of adding to those in upcoming games against Newcastle and Watford tomorrow evening and on Saturday. However, he has nothing to prove to the Toffees, who already love him for his work rate and directness, forcing things to happen on the pitch.
You can read the Everton fans’ verdict on Bernard here:
Best game in a blue shirt mate,quality yeaterday
— its erdingers fault (@danny1878c) December 3, 2018
Thanks you, it was a pleasure to watch you …. Onwards to Wednesday night 🙂
— Jayne Leonard (@MissEFC) December 3, 2018
Absolutely class yesterday. Ball stuck like glue.
— Usmanov1878 (@usmanov1878) December 3, 2018
Bernie lad you light the pitch up with your skills and work rate more importantly your smile is lighting up the fans we you
— Lee (@gilks75) 3 December 2018
You are such an amazing player. We love you and wish you all the best
— Alex (@___Sasha___) 3 December 2018
Great performance from the team. Super proud fan. Next game Newcastle and 3 points. Believe in blue
— Stephen (@Stephenah62) 3 December 2018
getting better with each game, you and Gomes joy to watch… roll on Wednesday big 3 points please
— Andrew (@ANDYFIE13) December 4, 2018
The Toffees love Bernard and will hope they can witness him bag his first goal for the club against Newcastle tomorrow evening.