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Everton FC star Diniyar Bilyaletdinov vows to keep fighting for his place in the team
Published : 04 Dec 2010 08:00:00
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov 300 DINIYAR Bilyaletdinov has vowed to be patient as he continues to fight for his place in the Everton team. The Russian midfielder says he is poised to take any opportunity David Moyes gives him in the side, and insists he must start over again to win the faith of his manger and the supporters despite scoring the club's goal of last season. Bilyaletdinov, 25, who plays on the inside left of midfield for his national side, refused to use being played on the right at Goodison as an excuse for his inconsistent form. And as the Blues prepare to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge today, the £9m capture from Lokomotiv Moscow urged his team mates to start backing themselves to shoot from outside the area. He said: 'David Moyes has said that he needs every player, and the league is a long-distance tournament. He said we will all get our chance and my time will come. I can just watch and wait. 'I don't know where the manager sees me playing long term. I play on the left for Russia but it's not difficult to change flanks for me. I played on the right last season, and one game this time. David Moyes asks me and I do it. I can cut inside and shoot on my left foot. 'But last seasons goals are forgotten. The supporters are waiting for more goals from me and everyone this time, for us to seize shooting positions. We don't shoot enough from 20 or 25 yards. It's a weakness for us this season.' Bilyaletdinov, who has found first team starts hard to come by so far this season, is nevertheless feeling the frustration of Everton's faltering form. He said: 'Everton need to take things in smaller steps. We need to start taking points. Over the next 10 games I think we need 23 points to move to where we want to be. It's difficult to think too far ahead.'