Tim Cahill: All McCarthy’s teams fight very hard and they have a bit of flair as well

A couple of Everton players have made statements about Wolves and the match on Saturday.

Everton seem to be very determined to do a better result than against Blackburn in their season opening and when they played Wolves last season (two draws).

To the local rag Daily Post their Russian winger Diniyar Bilyaletdinov says:

I am looking forward to the game because it is the start of our season at Goodison Park. We lost the last game at Blackburn so it is very important we get three points. We have big plans for this season and we want to go back to the top of the table. This year we need to not lose at home and get more wins away. We need to start by beating Wolves.”

And skipper Phil Neville says to the same paper:

You look back at last season and wonder why we didn’t qualify for Europe, and it’s because we couldn’t beat teams like Wolves. They were dropped points. Wolves did well last season, they bought well over the summer and have a quality strikeforce, and they are always tough games against Wolves.

Mick McCarthy sets his sides out to be disciplined and strong, and last season they also played with a freedom that kept them in the league and I’m sure they will want that to be the same this year.

And Tim Cahill said to EvertonTV:

I think there is so much anticipation for the home game but it is another game where we are going to have to mix it up. It’s exciting because there are so many great players to play and so many different formations; you could pick two or three different teams from this squad of players. It’s exciting to play and see what happens and if selected do as well as you can.

All Mick McCarthy’s teams are well drilled and fight very hard and they have a bit of flair as well. We have to make sure we are firing on all cylinders and ensure that as a squad we are ready for a good Wolves outfit. Quality football is always fantastic but working hard is more important.”

We must not forget that the Everton we played last year – at least in the first game away – was a team with many players sidelined because of injury. This season may not have started well for the Toffees, but they have a much larger squad to pick among and only a few injuries.

But Wolves had injuries aswell last season and our team has been strengthened on several important positions. But can we match them away? Well, we don’t know before Saturday.



~ by paddytheflea on August 19, 2010.

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