Besic Congratulates Dedicated Youngsters

Muhamed Besic made a special guest appearance at Wade Deacon High School recently to reward dedicated pupils who had achieved a 100-per-cent attendance record over the 2016/17 school year.

The Bosnian international midfielder was invited to the Widnes campus to present certificates to the year nine students and share his stories of how hard work and commitment can help realise long-term targets.

Like the pupils with their studies, Besic has knuckled down over the past eight months to realise his own ambition - returning to fitness and resuming his Everton career following knee surgery.

Besic’s work is paying off and he is now nearing a return to first-team duties having suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury last August.

“I gave some certificates out to children for their excellent attendance over the last two years,” he explained. “It is a good achievement for the children and it will stand them in good stead in the future.

“I always enjoy coming out and doing things for Everton in the Community, it’s always a nice thing to do.

“It puts a smile on my face to be able to put a smile on other people’s faces. It is a small gesture from me which everyone seems to have enjoyed, so I am very happy.”

Reflecting on his own school days, Besic added: “My memories of school are quite good but I stopped early because of football. It is a nice time, a time to learn lots and I look back on it with fond memories. I wasn’t the best in school but my favourite subject was always PE!”

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