Everton fans have taken to Twitter to reveal their delight at Bernard’s performance against Arsenal on Sunday, and certainly didn’t hold back in praising the attacking midfielder.
The Brazilian international arrived at the club on a free transfer back in the summer, but despite flashes of his obvious talent in the first half of the season, he never really got going on a consistent basis.
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In recent weeks, however, the 26-year-old has started to look more comfortable and had a serious effect on proceedings.
He followed up the small matter of scoring his first Premier League goal last week with yet another fine showing against the Gunners, as the Toffees managed to record an impressive 1-0 win.
Despite failing to get a goal or an assist, Bernard was pivotal in the victory. He showed strength on the ball that defied his 5 ft 5 frame, and also got the crowd going with a crazy spinning back-heel that almost sent Andre Gomes through on goal.
Let’s see what the Toffees supporters on Twitter have been saying about the former Shakhtar Donetsk man…
Just watched the @Everton game back and can't believe how much we bossed Arsenal! Loving the confidence running through the team at the minute. Honestly thought at the start of the season that Bernard was too lightweight for us but he's proved me wrong massively #COYB #efc
— Bobby Meldrum (@BobbyMeld) April 8, 2019
— Baz (@THT1878) April 8, 2019
Bernard is finding his feet in the league now. Gonna be some player for us
— Stephen Sherrington (@Ste_Sherro_EFC) April 7, 2019
— School of Science (@SOS1878) April 7, 2019
Remember when out the blue it was reported Bernard was on his way’ I was buzzing and for free ? I honestly thought it woulda taken him a little longer than this but the lad is a special player. ?
— Ste Painter ⚽️! EFC ? (@stevopainter87) April 7, 2019
I've been biggest critic but Bernard was fantastic today. His defensive contribution was invaluable #EFC
— Jonathan Dunn (@JonathanDunn12) April 7, 2019
What a magnificent performance! Hard to chose a MOTM as they were all superb but I give it Bernard who is looking like the magician we thought we had signed. If DCL can add goals to his game then he will be some player as he was a beast today. We must sign Gomes and Zouma. #efc
— Kev B (@KB3471) April 7, 2019
Watching the blues of late is giving me optimism and Bernard is playing outstandingly and the one touch and back heels are a pleasure to watch, things are looking Rosey for Next season ????
— ????Goal 250K???? (@peanutEfc) April 7, 2019