Everton are underdogs against Liverpool claims David Moyes
Everton sit one place and one point ahead of Liverpool going into Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, although David Moyes has denied that the Toffees are favourite to win this third Merseyside derby of the season.
April 13th, 2012
It used to be customary to see these two teams battling it out in the FA Cup final, although such showdowns are now occasional, with the Everton manager feeling that everything is in place for a victory which will see his team into the final against Chelsea or Tottenham.
“We have played really well, we have shown lots of good things and great character in what we have done and have got a bit of momentum,” Moyes said.
“We couldn’t be going into the semi-final in any better form as we are in as good a condition as we possibly could be.
“I think teams who have lots of quality and good footballers often need a great heart and desire.
“You need all those elements to be a great side and win big games and at this present time we are getting all the qualities I hope you would from Everton, but we are playing well just now.
“The players have a feeling they are doing the right things; we are scoring goals, which we weren’t at the start of the season, so we have to keep that momentum going.
“We know we go into the game not as favourites as Liverpool have beaten us twice this year so we have to put that in perspective.
“We are probably underdogs even though we are in fine form at this time.
“We feel good about ourselves but we are up against a side we know are as good as anyone on their day. They have won some really big games, but we have as well.
“We’ve beaten Chelsea and Manchester City this season but one of the hardest games we’ve had has been against Liverpool, as shown by the two results (2-0 and 3-0 defeats).”