Everotn winger Bernard says he wants to add more goals to his game, with the team having struggled in attack lately.
The Toffees have been pretty toothless in front of goal recently, with main men Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson having hit some poor form.
The duo are responsible for 19 of the team’s 36 league goals so far this term, with Bernard having weighed in with just one.
Ironically the goals have dried up since the 5-1 thrashing of Burnley back in December – Marco Silva’s team have scored just five goals in the eight games since that fixture.
Certainly something needs to change, and Brazilian Bernard is keen to step up after an average start to life at Goodison Park.
He said as quoted by The Liverpool Echo: “Without a doubt, the position I play demands goals. So I go on the pitch wanting to score and to help the team.
“I have that desire to score goals, before I go on the pitch I think: ‘I need to score’. But I do not let that pressure me because it could harm my game.”
Bernard’s previous tallies suggest he’ll struggle
Bernard may be eyeing more goals but the tallies he has posted at his previous clubs are less than encouraging.
At Shakhtar Donetsk, he only managed to scored 14 league goals in five years and his most prolific season was when he hit six last term before his move to Goodison Park (Transfermarkt).
At Atletico Mineiro, he scored 16 league goals in 73 appearances which is a little better but still not sparkling.
Bernard will therefore seriously need to take more risks if he is to seriously relieve the burden on Richarlison and Sigurdsson.
According to WhoScored, he disappointingly averages just 0.5 shots per 90 at the moment.