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Hiddink: Everton's Bilyaletdinov proving critics wrong

Russia coach Guus Hiddink is delighted with the form of new Everton signing Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

The winger spent much of last year injured and looked a shadow of himself when he returned to action for Lokomotiv Moscow.

But it didn't put off David Moyes splashing out £10million for the 24-year-old in August and Bilyaletdinov has impressed in his nine appearances for the club.

Hiddink said: "Diniyar has proved himself for Everton as a complete attacking midfielder. I have been very happy with him. Recently, I had several conversations with David Moyes and he is also pleased with Bill.

"To all his critics, he has proved that he can not only make it in a familiar environment, but also in the most competitive conditions.

"All those who considered him a little slow and weak have their reply. Diniyar is regularly scoring and making goals in the most uncompromisingly tough championship there is."

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