Bryan Oviedo has been performing at left-back as stand-in for Leighton Baines who is still recovering from a hamstring injury.
The 26-year-old Costa Rican says he has curbed his attacking instincts for the sake of team balance as he tries to ensure he remains in Ronald Koeman's plans going forward.
"[The Everton coaching staff] like to be very good on the defensive balance.
"It is very important for the team. When we have possession and are on the attack, you have to be a very clever full-back because we create the balance of the team."
"I like to play going forward but there are moments when I need to be more controlled," he said.
"If we are attacking on the right, then we need balance on the left and we need to work together as a team."
"Maybe I am not expected to play that differently, but I have to be more concentrated on the defensive balance," Oviedo said.
Quotes sourced from Daily Mail
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1 Posted 27/10/2016 at 19:36:31
Tough assignment Sunday against Antonio, and then the following week against Willian. He'll have to be at the top of his game.
2 Posted 27/10/2016 at 21:45:58
Hurry back, Bainesy, we so need you fit and playing well.
3 Posted 28/10/2016 at 10:03:51
4 Posted 28/10/2016 at 13:44:19
5 Posted 28/10/2016 at 15:48:15
6 Posted 28/10/2016 at 17:03:18
He has had a long time out with injuries and the Premiership has moved on.
We need players who can do it now not 4 years ago.
7 Posted 29/10/2016 at 04:30:15
I'm stunned that a full international talks about this as being "clever" defending. He sounds like a boxer telling you its a brilliant idea to wear a gum shield
Oviedo may not be anything like he was before his injury, but he was always an intelligent player.
I sincerely hope whatever Martinez did to these guys is reversible...
8 Posted 29/10/2016 at 04:59:26
His fukakta knees and emaciated shin bone may not know that same craft so here we are.
9 Posted 29/10/2016 at 07:25:48
9 out of 10 times two people find themselves in a room with a microphone, they should exchange salutations and leave.
Sky's latest news story:
'Danny Rose wants Spurs to win next three games'.
STOP THE FUCKING PRESSES
10 Posted 29/10/2016 at 22:36:51
Baines is 32 in a few weeks and, as much as most of you will not admit it, is very close to being surplus. I'm not saying Oviedo is the answer anymore, but it honestly does not make that much difference if he plays or if Baines does.
11 Posted 30/10/2016 at 08:50:15
12 Posted 30/10/2016 at 20:44:53