Colombia international Yerry Mina has expressed his gratitude to Everton manager Marco Silva for having faith in him and motivating him to be a better defender in the team.
Mina joined Everton from Barcelona in the summer of 2018 and only managed to make a mere 15 appearances for the side which cast doubt on his abilities.
The 25-year-old has featured in all seven matches played by the Toffees this season and was also involved in the Carabao Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday.
“I really want to thank the coach for the belief he has shown in me,” Mina told Everton TV.
“Last season was really hard, the adaptation, the language barrier, many things.
“Some injuries, too.
“But Marco Silva was always speaking to me and showing he had belief in me.
“That kept me strong.
“I know I need to give my all on the pitch for my team and my fans.
“I have grown and, bit-by-bit, I have improved.
“I have got to know my teammates and the coach.
“And the fans have been with me and helped me get stronger," he said.
Mina is tipped to feature for Everton when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday, October 7 where they will be hoping to secure those much-needed three points.
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