Win Semi For The Fans Says Felli
Derby win and final place would pay back fans for support.
Marouane Fellaini wants to provide Wembley joy to the legions of Evertonians as payback for their unwavering support.
The unique support of the Everton fans saw two Goodison FA Cup sell-outs ties this season before over 6,000 Blues travelled to the midweek replay with Sunderland which booked this weekend's semi-final clash.
Fellaini can also call upon memories of two trips to English football headquarters in 2009, both of which saw a vocal Blue army invade north west London.
"Everton, over time, always has a good atmosphere and the supporters give everything for the team," explained the 24-year-old midfielder. "I hope the team can give everything to the supporters.
"Every player wants to play this type of game because it's such a big atmosphere. I think it motivates the players."
The Belgian midfield lynchpin was in only his first season at Everton in 2009 and has developed into one of the country's finest central midfield players since. He is now one of the Belgian national side's key players and is monitored closely in his homeland.
And the man who scored the winner in the fourth round against Fulham feels his teammates are well-placed to press for a momentous victory.
"My family and friends will be watching, I have a lot friends in Belgium. People all over the world watch the FA Cup, it's not the sort of game you get every week," continued Fellaini.
"The players are feeling good. We had a good performance at the weekend and we played with confidence.
"I have rested but I have played 30-35 minutes in some games, it's good to rest but keep playing parts of games.
"I feel good and the players are in good condition, which is good for Saturday. The team has confidence, which is important for the big game at Wembley."
Fellaini's attitude is succinctly summed up by his parting comment: "Just win. If I score, or other players score, just win."