Last week, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted Yerry Mina can further improve his game.
“This season he is doing is good, for the quality that Yerry has he can reach a higher level and forget mistakes that he sometimes has, but in general he is good, he is a reliable player, because he wants to learn, he is humble and as a person I like him a lot,” Ancelotti told DirecTV Sports, as relayed by Gol Caracol.
After being left out the starting XI in the Toffees’ defeat to Manchester United, the defender started in his side’s 3-2 victory over Fulham on Sunday.
Bobby Reid scored the Cottagers’ first goal and he capitalised on the Colombia international’s mistake after he failed to mark the forward. Fulham’s second goal came after Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s shot deflected off the centre-back first before beating Jordan Pickford.
The former Barcelona man also struggled for his national team in their 3-0 defeat to Uruguay earlier this month.
‘Bad luck haunts Yerry Mina’, reads a headline in the Colombian edition of Marca, and they add the last two weeks undoubtedly has not been for the best period for Mina as he continues to receive criticism.
The outlet states the player has ‘many things to correct’, although there’s no doubt that ‘bad luck’ haunts him as Everton have failed to keep a clean sheet in the league since their 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur in September.
Gol Caracol also looks at the criticism Mina received in the English press after the Fulham win and give their take on the South American.
“It’s very curious that he’s not doing well in Everton and the Colombia national team. You may need an environment where you are safer and more loved by people,” journalist Xiro Campos said.
The outlet further explained Mina ‘will have to be filled with confidence’ in order for him to return to his best form.