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Silva wants to squeeze more talent out of Mina

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Yerry Mina of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Everton FC at Turf Moor on December 26, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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The Colombian footballer joined Everton during last summer’s transfer window but has yet to manage to be a consistent figure at the club.

Colombian defender Yerry Mina spent just six months in Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona in 2018 before being transferred to English Premier League side Everton.

And even after he has found new life into his football career, playing more now than what he played with the Blaugrana, he’s still not consistent enough to deserve first-team action every week.

Everton’s manager Marco Silva believes he can squeeze more talent from Colombia, he just needs him to be more consistent.

“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,” Silva told Sky Sports.

“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,” he added.

“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 at 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,” he commented.

“But he has to be more consistent here and he has to have some luck (with injuries).”

Everton will host Chelsea tomorrow in English Premier League action, and Silva recalled the last meeting between the two sides.

“We did a very good game because we had our chances to score the goals,” he explained.

“We were solid but we didn’t play just without the ball, we played with the ball also, we showed quality with the ball.”

“There was good intensity in the game, some good moments in our offensive organisation, some good counter-attacks also and it’s everything we should do on Sunday,” he commented.

“We have to be solid because we know against them they are really strong with that frontline and the players they have in the middle and the individual quality they have.