Friday, April 17, 2009

Everton's FA Cup dreams

The Toffees FA Cup continue as they face Manchester United in the semi-finals at Wembley Sunday afternoon.

David Moyes is confident of Everton's future, saying:

"It will be happening. Let's hope it's this one. But the players and the Club are getting ready to win a trophy.

"We came close last year with the League Cup but I think it will be soon when Everton win something.

"It is great for the Club that we are progressing in the cup competitions because it is something we've failed to do in recent years.

"I think everybody at Everton has been waiting for this game to come along.

"It's something we've been eagerly awaiting since we got through. Because of that, there is an excitement. We are trying to be relaxed and enjoy it, but we are ready to focus on another hard game.

"It is special because it is a semi-final but not necessarily because it is at Wembley. If it had been the final it would have been special - and if we get there it will be special. At this moment I am delighted it is a semi-final, but you don't remember too many beaten semi-finalists, so I have to make sure we get through and get to the final and hopefully go on and win it.

"We are beginning to get better and this year the teams we have put out have shown evidence we are improving."

The Toffees have James Vaughan and Joseph Yobo available, although Louis Saha is questionable and Jô is cup-tied.