|Org||xxxx National Team|
|Club as Player||Everton|
2020 06 20 Retrieve
[Bernard on Richarlison] Richi is capable of adapting to any scenario during a match. He’s the type of player who’s really aggressive in the box. He’s fearless and not scared of putting himself about or taking a whack. Whatever is happening, the important thing for him is putting the ball in the back of the net. This makes him who he is, a player with a massive presence in the box
2020 06 20b Retrieve
[Bernard has backed his Everton team-mate and Brazilian compatriot Richarlison to keep improving as the Toffees return from the coronavirus break] Richi is capable of adapting to any scenario during a match. He’s the type of player who’s really aggressive in the box. He’s fearless and not scared of putting himself about or taking a whack. Whatever is happening, the important thing for him is putting the ball in the back of the net.This makes him who he is, a player with a massive presence in the box
He is still developing. When you look at him, he’s still so young to be doing what he is in the Premier League. I am certain he will mature and become an even better player, not just in the way he plays but also in the way he understands and reads the game.
My objective for Everton’s restart is to come back well and give my all, so we can get the wins and share joyful moments together. I think to play for the national team in any country you have to be doing well for your club, so for me to think about the Brazilian Selecao, I have to think about Everton. It is good we can play at Goodison [rather than a neutral venue] but I’d be even more pleased if we were able to have our fans there. It’s a delicate situation coming back after the pandemic and two months out and going into a difficult fixture. But the game being a derby is an additional motivator for me and, I believe, all the players. We need to look after ourselves, be dedicated and as prepared as possible for a tough, intense game. It will also be a happy occasion because of this opportunity to play again at Goodison Park.
2020 07 04 Retrieve
[Everton’s Bernard says psychologist has helped after anxiety attack] I’ve been having therapy for the past year, I see a psychologist. It’s not something I previously stigmatised, but I never thought I would require this type of treatment. I’ve never publicly spoken to anyone about this. I think it would be good for this to be seen as a way of helping people to go to see a psychologist or psychiatrist. I had an anxiety attack a year ago, the psychologist really helped with this, the other professionals involved helped me a lot as well. I sought help as I genuinely needed it. I’m stronger in all areas and have become a better person, more positive and more confident
It’s not possible to identify exactly what happened and why but today, after one year of treatment, I can really see how much I’ve matured, how much of a better person I am. Today I feel grateful and happier for having gone through this. I’m even grateful for the difficulties and problems we face in life, as they make us better people. Now I see how much I’ve evolved as a person, as a human being, how much this has helped me in my work