The story said that Schneiderlin, along with Kevin Mirallas, had both been less than committed in training sessions under Unsworth, and were sent home and left out of the following matchday squad.
Schneiderlin refutes that, however, saying that he is now trying to rebuild his relationship with the fans, something he could start doing by showing more bravery and commitment on the pitch.
“It was a thing coming out from nothing,” he said.
“I was surprised that this story came out because I didn’t really do anything.
“It was the choice of the manager not to put me in the squad, it was not because I behaved bad or something. It was just a choice for him [Unsworth].
“For myself I was surprised but there will always be some people who are going to believe what they read in the press.
“My only thing is to show them on the pitch that I’m 100 per cent focused. I can assure everyone that I am focused, that I’m just thinking about Everton and to improve the results and myself everyday.”
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