Everton boss Marco Silva believes Bernard is ready to make a start in the Premier League.
The Brazilian international has racked up just 51 minutes of game time since his deadline day move from Shakhtar Donetsk in the Premier League. He was one of the shining lights in Everton’s 3-1 defeat at the hand of West Ham United in the last match.
Bernard delivered a cracker of a performance as his swift movement caused problems for the Hammers defence. The 26 year old showed some much needed intent and could make his first start when Everton take on Arsenal on Sunday.
Silva said, “Bernard can help with everything we need.
“He is ready to give 100 per cent, even if he is not yet in his best physical condition, which is normal because he did not play since last March.
“In his first 50 minutes he did well, he had a good impact in a difficult moment in the match. He is a different profile from the other wingers in our squad. A quality player and he will help us. If I need 90 minutes, he is ready for what I need.”
He went on to add, “We cannot change everything because we play against a strong side. They will make us in some moments do things we don’t like and create problems for us.
“But when we have the ball in our offensive transition, in our offensive organisation, we have to keep our football, our way to play, to create problems for them.”