Everton’s diminutive Brazilian attacker Bernard has been tipped for a return to the national side after showing excellent form in an Everton shirt this season.
Bernard has been exiled from his national side after being hounded for the team’s failure in the World Cup in 2014 where they crashed out at the group stages in their own country. But now he has been tipped to return to his national side by Brazilian legend Rivaldo.
Signed from Shakhtar Donetsk on a free transfer, Bernard has shown the kind of skills which earned him his first call up three days after his 22nd birthday in 2012, and he is quickly becoming a fans’ favourite.
Rivaldo told The Star, “He is a good player that took part at World Cup in 2014.
“I think he made the right choice to join Everton as he was already for three or four years at Ukraine and sometimes it’s good to make a club change, especially when you come to a stronger championship as Premier League.
“He is already making some impact and can keep improving. He is a small and light player and Premier League is a very physical competition, but he is very talented, and I believe he can make a good career there.
“He has an opportunity to produce a good campaign with Everton, scoring goals and assisting for others to earn his place back to Brazilian national team.
“This is a very noticed competition, the Premier League, and if he performs well, I think he can join his team-mate Richarlison in the Brazil team soon.”
With Neymar praising Richarlison and Rivaldo saying the Bernard should be recalled to his national side, this season’s side is a far cry from that which ended the campaign in 8th place last time out. Could the Blues use their Brazilian forwards to push on for a Champions League place?
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