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Moyes eager for Wembley return

SoccerNews in English Premier League, FA Cup 10 Apr 2012


Everton manager David Moyes has described the feeling of taking Everton back to Wembley as ‘magical’.

Moyes last saw his side play at Wembley in 2009, when they were defeated 2-1 by Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

And the Scotsman is understandably excited ahead of a Merseyside derby against Liverpool in the semi-final of the same competition on Saturday.

“To be the manager of Everton and take them back to Wembley again and get the supporters there, I think that’s special,” Moyes said.

While Everton have been in considerably better form than Liverpool, Moyes did his best to shake their tag as pre-match favourites.

“The bookies are very rarely wrong,” he said.

“The bookies will see Liverpool as favourites undoubtedly and I think that’s because of the quality that they possess in the squad.”

Moyes feels his team have done well to reach the latter stages of the competition following a slow start to the 2011/12 campaign.

“We have definitely improved from where we were at the start of the season,” he said.

“The form the players are in, the confidence they are playing with and the results we are getting, the goals we are scoring … we have improved.

“They have buckled down and got the form back going again and we rely a lot on the boys who have been here a long time and they are all in good form thankfully.”

In his 10 years at Everton, Moyes has not won a trophy, and the Scot said it ‘would be nice’ to help the club to their first trophy since 1995, when they defeated Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final.

“I’ve not been in this position enough, I’d like to have been there many more times,” he said.

“We’re in this position because deservedly we’ve won the games and got to the semi-final of the FA Cup.”


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