Everton boss Marco Silva has said that he wants to see more consistency from former Barcelona man Yerry Mina before he becomes a regular in the first team at Everton.
Mina joined in a big money move from the Spanish giants after an impressive World Cup campaign with Colombia, including a goal against England, but has struggled to hold down a place in the first team.
In his first season with the Blues, he has managed just 713 minutes on the pitch in ten first team appearances, with his debut earning him a man of the match award. Since then, however, he has dipped in and out of the first team, and at times looked like an accident waiting to happen at the back.
Now, Silva has said that he wants to see more consistency of work from Mina in training, and also that the Colombian international needs to have a bit more luck with injuries.
Quoted by Tribal Football, Silva said: “What I ask to see from him is more consistency at Finch Farm. The first thing I hope is to see Yerry Mina working every day until the end of the season.
“His first season in the Premier League is completely different to everything that he had in his career playing in Colombia and after in Brazil and after in one club like Barcelona.
“Everything is completely different with what is happening in the Premier League.
“But he can get to be a really important player for us. We believe in him and we spent the money on him because we believed in that moment he could be a very good solution for us.
“He has to adapt as soon as possible, as fast as possible to this competition, to the big challenges he will have every single match.
“But he has to be more consistent here and he has to have some luck (with injuries).”
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