Roberto Martinez reckons Muhamed Besic has the mentality to flourish in big games.

Martinez: “Nothing phases him. It’s easy to forget he only turned 22 this month but he is a very mentally strong player with a lot of belief in himself.

“Mo has a big-game mentality and he’s very focused. He has everything to suggest he can go on and become a big player for us.

“Against Liverpool I thought he was very controlled and not overwhelmed by the occasion in any way. For him it’s the bigger the game, the better.

“This is a young man who rose to the occasion at the World Cup when he was playing in the Maracanã Stadium for his country in a high-profile game against Argentina.”

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