Thursday, 5th December, 2013

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has heaped praise on Bryan Oviedo after the left-back scored an 86th minute goal to beat Manchester United 1-0 in the Premier League last night.

The 23-year-old, who mainly plays second fiddle to Leighton Baines, has now scored two goals in as many games as he also found the back of the net in the Toffees 4-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.


Baines’ injury has opened the door for the Costa Rica international, who has fully utilised the opportunity.

And Martinez lauded Oviedo for grasping his chances while also praising the full-back for his defensive displays.


"It's a great example. In football you need to go through disappointments, bide your time and wait for an opportunity. Bryan has shown that strength”, Martinez explained to his club’s official site.

"It's been frustrating for him but he has shown he's ready and taken the opportunity to help the team.

"He has brought two goals in two games but more importantly he's show the defensive concentration in those games too. He's a real example."

Oviedo joined Everton from FC Copenhagen in 2012 and has thus far made 18 appearances in all competitions for the club.

He has also been capped 25 times by Costa Rica and has a solitary international goal to his name.

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