Moyes: Finish A Good Week
Manager targeting third successive victory on Saturday afternoon.
David Moyes is calling for his players to complete a so far perfect week with another strong showing against Aston Villa on Saturday.
Everton have fended off challenges from Bolton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion in the last seven days, recording consecutive 2-1 victories.
Now Moyes wants to make it three wins in quick succession and register a result that could see the Blues reclaim a position in the top four of the Premier League table.
Speaking exclusively to evertontv, Moyes said: “We got through in the cup and we won the first league game, so we have to try and have a good week. It’s got to be like that every week now until the end of the season.”
Aston Villa arrive at Goodison Park having won just once in the Premier League since the end of November.
However, the Midlanders are unbeaten on their previous three trips to the Blue half of Merseyside and last season were on course for all three points until Victor Anichebe’s second-half leveller.
A mindful Moyes continued: “I don’t think their form has been great – everyone is aware of that. They have a good manager and they are trying to turn it around.
“All the Premier League games at the moment are really close. It’s very difficult to predict the results the way things are going at this present time, so we have to try and use our home advantage and pick up three more points if we can.
“The games we have always had against Villa have been nip and tuck, and I would expect that to be the case with this game.”
Last Saturday’s cup tie at the Reebok Stadium marked Moyes’ 500th match in charge of the Club.
This week it is Phil Neville’s turn to reach a notable milestone, with the skipper set to make his 300th appearance for the Blues.
Moyes added: “It’s terrific. The amount of games he played for Manchester United and then to come and play 300 for Everton is a great testament to him and the way he has looked after himself.
"It shows that he wasn’t just coming here to finish off his playing days. He is well respected by everyone at Everton for what he has done and has been a great captain for the Club."