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Everton midfielder Schneiderlin: Fans have me all wrong

Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin knows he needs to win over skeptical fans this season.

Schneiderlin knows there's some fans who were angry over reports he refused to train last term.

"It eats me like crazy because the most frustrating thing is that image is not myself," he told The Times.

"I am an honest guy who works very, very hard. I can have a bad game, or a bad performance, but putting that on me that I don't give a s***, I don't care — that is not who I am."

Schneiderlin revealed that he was instantly aware the chorus of boos which greeted his arrival as a substitute against Crystal Palace in February was directed at him.

He said: "I knew straight away.

"I knew it was for me because of some notifications (on Twitter). I am not paying too much attention to that, but I got messages saying, 'You have a bad attitude', 'You are not fit to wear the shirt.'

“So I knew there were some people who were not happy. I am a human being and for any human being to have people turn against you is not good.

“But I had two ways to see it. I stay strong or I say, 'Ok, f*** that. I am just going to come into training, work for myself but I don't care anymore. I don't play anymore until the end of the season and then I go.'

“That might have been the easier way. But the motivation for myself was to turn the minds of people. That people regret what they said and they have a different perception of me. That is what I want to do."

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