What The Papers Say - 8 March
Distin and Reid preview today's crunch FA Cup clash.
The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.
Sylvain Distin features in the majority of Saturday’s national papers as he looks ahead to the afternoon FA Cup quarter-final tie against Arsenal.
The French defender won the trophy with Portsmouth in 2008 – but he tells the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror that the success was not worth it, given the financial problems that Pompey consequently found themselves embroiled in.
In the Daily Star, Distin says he wants to win the trophy for a second time so Everton’s fans can bask in the glory.
Locally, Peter Reid has told the Liverpool Echo that he is desperate to see blue and white ribbons back on the FA Cup.
Also in the Echo, Roberto Martinez says that Gerard Deulofeu could remain at Goodison Park beyond the summer when his current loan deal expires.