Everton manager Marco Silva has claimed he wants wide players Alex Iwobi and Bernard to score more goals this season.
Iwobi, 23, only moved to Goodison Park in the summer and he’s started well with two goals in three games across all competitions for the Toffees.
But the left-winger managed only 15 goals in 149 senior games for Arsenal and it’s certainly an area he can improve on.
Meanwhile, Bernard has started the campaign with a goal in his opening four games and he’s a real fan favourite for his work-rate.
The 27-year-old Brazilian did manage just two goals across all competitions last term and it’s a fair criticism that his end product needs to sharpen up.
Both Bernard and Iwobi appear to be vying for the position on the left flank this season, with the latter perhaps in pole position after the international break.
Silva has explained that both wingers need to try get themselves on the scoresheet more.
“The first time I met with him (Iwobi), it was something I put in his mind [his ability to score goals],” Silva said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“If you look at our wingers and the players in forward positions, it is something I demand from them.
“Richarlison scored many, many goals last season, Theo scored some. I want more from the other two [Iwobi and Bernard].”
Iwobi has made quite the impact during his brief stint at Everton and it looks like he may get an extended run in the side to try prove himself.
He may have struggled at Arsenal due to spells in and out of the XI, but Silva may now look to give him the chance to build some momentum and he will definitely inject some extra quality in the final third.
Bernard will have his role to play this season too and he needs to try be more direct in possession.
With youngster Moise Kean leading the line this campaign, they are going to need plenty of players to chip in with goals if they are to break into the European spots.