Francisco Junior admits that if he had been "100% professional all the time" then things may have turned out differently for him at Goodison Park.
The Portugal under-21 international has headed to Norway.
Everton midfielder Francisco Junior has joined Port Vale on loan until the end of the season.
The 22-year-old worked under Ronny Deila last season.
Francisco Junior's luck does not look like changing in Scandinavia with Stromsgodset.
The former Benfica and Manchester City trainee was handed his first appearance for the first team in their 2-1 defeat at Leeds United in the League Cup. So who is he and how did he get on?