Louis Saha has paid tribute to the way David Moyes' ambition has driven Everton forward.
The striker was signed by the Blues boss in 2008 and moved to Spurs in January - with the striker admitting his spell at the Club left an indelible impression on him.
Since Saha's exit Everton have been in impressive form, leaving him apprehensive ahead of new side Sunderland's Goodison Park visit this weekend.
He said: "It is going to be a really good game to play. I do think they are a team in form, the team is growing and it is nice to see them doing well.
"Obviously we need the three points and we need to start brightly to get the result we want.
"I think Everton is definitely a really hard place to go. We are two physical teams who obvious will try to get the result."
Saha, a veteran of six Premier League clubs, knows first hand about Moyes' dedication and application to the Blues’ cause.
"I think he is a very ambitious manager," declared the 34-year-old. "He wants to win, he wants to improve very quickly and he wants the right spirit for his club.
"He has shown that over the last couple of seasons and this season he has started the campaign well.
"Their history, the desire, the passion with the fans, it makes it a great club and I really enjoyed my time there. It will be special to go back and try to win."
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