Beto has claimed that nobody can beat his hard work and effort.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Everton striker claimed that his ‘main weapon’ is his effort after a difficult path to Premier League football.

Beto earned himself a £25.75 million move to Goodison Park this summer after scoring 21 goals for Udinese over the past two seasons.

It’s been very much a ‘rags to riches’ story for Beto, who was previously employed by KFC as he worked hard to become a professional footballer.

While playing for Uniao Tires as a teenager, the forward was serving chicken when he wasn’t kicking a ball and scoring goals.

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Beto went onto play for Olimpico Montijo and Portimonense, before earning his big break in Serie A at 23 years old. While is now starting to achieve his dream, the 25-year-old has nothing bad to say about his previous job at KFC.

“Where I come from, you are 18 and you have to take a job otherwise my mum will kill me. For me, it was a normal thing. I wasn’t a professional since 16 or 18 and I needed to work to help in my house. But it was fun to get some independence.

“For me it was important to pay for my driving my lessons and help my mum, for me it was good to have that responsibility.”

All the hard work as a youngster has certainly paid off for Beto and he has now admitted that it has really benefited him as a professional footballer, with the Lisbon-born striker praising his own work ethic.

He said: “‘I know I’m not the most talented guy who has played football, but my effort is my main weapon and nobody can win against my effort – nobody.”

Beto can become a fan favourite at Everton

Beto seems like a very likeable person and, while Everton need goals, it bodes very well for his future at Goodison Park.

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The Toffees need the right kind of personality in their squad if they are going to improve on last season’s performances and Beto’s hard work and dedication will certainly earn him a lot of fans on Merseyside.

If the attacker can keep up this brilliant attitude then the goals will come and he will be a very important player under Sean Dyche.

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