Wednesday, 6th March, 2013
Everton defender Seamus Coleman has explained that the Toffees are desperate to put to bed bad memories from last season’s FA Cup.
Coleman helped Everton progress to the semi-final of last year’s FA Cup, only to see the dream of making the final ended by arch-rivals Liverpool at Wembley.
Liverpool are long gone from the current competition, having been knocked out by third-tier Oldham Athletic, while Everton will face Wigan at Goodison Park on Saturday, aiming to once again reach the last four.
And Coleman has spoken of a steely determination to erase last season’s sour taste.
"It was a disappointing day for everyone involved and it took a while for us to get out of our system", he explained to Everton TV.
"Hopefully we can get past Wigan on Saturday to get back there for the fans and make it a good year.
"The way we’ve been going so far, it’s been one game at a time. But before the Oldham game, we knew the draw was a home tie so it was a big incentive. Thankfully we got through okay.
"This club is the fans’ life and they’d give anything to see us win a trophy, just like we would. But we have to be professional about it. Anything can happen in the cups – look at Bradford in the League Cup knocking big teams out."
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