Besic plays after father’s shooting
PREMIER LEAGUE: Mo Besic played in Everton’s 2-0 loss at Chelsea yesterday despite his father being shot in his native Bosnia.
Reports in Bosnia said Besic’s father had been shot in the leg and hand following a dispute and is in hospital. The 24-year-old went on as a half-time substitute at Stamford Bridge.
“I spoke to (Mo) Saturday evening. He spoke to his father. I don’t like to talk more in detail,” said Everton manager Ronald Koeman.
“After after the game he told me he will be in contact with his family. I don’t know really what happened, but what came out in the paper, that’s true.”
Koeman assessed Besic’s willingness to be involved before selecting him in the squad.
“I spoke to him and he said that he’s ready and he’s committed,” the Everton boss added. “After the game he will talk to the family, what he needs to do.”
Cesc Fabregas fired Chelsea in front after 27 minutes and Alvaro Morata headed in a second before half-time as they moved to within three points of leaders Manchester United.