Mo Besic has vowed to continue to “work hard, give my best and do my speaking on the pitch” having signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal to the end of June 2021.
The 23-year-old midfielder was Everton’s Player of the Month in January, providing steel and style in a series of games which included the 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg.
Now in his second season at the Club following a move from Hungarian side Ferencváros in July 2014, Besic is a player, according to manager Roberto Martinez, who “is going to have a big say from now until the end of the season”.
The Bosnian international says he feels “at home” now at Goodison and is pleased to have committed his future to the Club.
“I’m really happy to have signed a new contract with a club such as Everton,” Besic told evertontv. “After a year and a half with the Club, it makes me proud that they have given me a new deal.
“When I first arrived here it was difficult for me, but now I feel at home. The supporters, as well as the manager, the staff and my teammates, have all made me welcome at the Club and I feel really happy.
“It was very easy when I heard about it. It was clear that I wanted to stay and sign the new contract.
“When people look at my game, before and now, I think I have improved a lot in many different areas. But, like you have seen, I am still adapting to the league and I will continue to work hard and give my best.
“We always speak about things we want to achieve, Europe and other things. We have to show it on the pitch and do it. The next 12 games and also Chelsea in the FA Cup, I hope we can do our speaking on the pitch.”