Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic calls recent Arsenal performance his worst in five years

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The Bosnian was not impressed with his own performance at the weekend.

Everton fans are growing increasingly frustrated with the performance of their team in recent weeks.

Two defeats in a row in the Premier League have increased the pressure on the Spaniard, as his players continue to falter.

One recent poor performance was Muhamed Besic’s against Arsenal. The Bosnian international was hauled off at half-time of that game after struggling to get into a game that The Toffees would go on to lose 2-0.

Even the player himself was happy to admit he felt his performance was well off the mark.

He told the Liverpool Echo this week:

"It was the worst game I have played in the last five years.

"Normally, I am always one of the best on the pitch and I can't remember when I wasn't.

"I don't know if this game was in my head, it was just a bad game to be fair.

"Maybe it was the injuries, I have never had it before. I went into the game, I looked slow, every second ball I was not there. The gaffer changed me at half-time and it was the right decision.”

Besic’s unflinching and uncompromising self-assessment is certainly refreshing and he is a big fan favourite at Goodison Park.

He is hard working and dedicated on the pitch but also has a touch of technical class that the fans like.

His comments on his own performance will go a long way toward endearing himself further to the Everton faithful.

Hopefully he can get back to playing his best football as soon as possible, to help Everton in their quest for FA Cup glory this season.

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