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Round Sees ‘Immense Desire’

Assistant boss admites he has been overwhelmed by Everton's fans.

Round Sees ‘Immense Desire’

Steve Round says he sees ‘immense desire’ in Everton's squad - and believes the fans have sensed it too.

The Blues assistant boss admits he has been overwhelmed by supporters in his first season with the Club and is expecting an unparalleled cacophony of noise at the FA Cup final on Saturday.

On his last trip to Wembley, for the semi-final, Round had to halt his pre-match warm-up as players were struggling to hear his instructions.

Was he put out? Not one bit.

"The players give everything they can for that blue shirt and you can tell they have an immense desire to be successful for Everton," Round told evertonTV.

"I think the fans relate to that and they give it back in equal measure.

"A lot of people say their supporters have been their 12th man because it's the right thing to say but, actually, at Everton, it's true. 

"They went to Fulham on the last day of the season and filled the whole end of the ground - it was like playing at home. They're just fantastic. And Wembley - I've never heard anything as loud as Z-Cars when we came out for the semi. There were 40-odd thousand Evertonians blasting it out as loud as they possibly could.

"I had to stop the warm-up, I've said that before. It was that loud the players couldn't hear or focus, but it was great."

Having seen Everton force goalless draws from their two league encounters with Saturday's opponents Chelsea, Round knows a tight game could be in the offing.

But it's nothing the Blues of Merseyside can't handle.

"They were two hard fought games, very tight," he said. "Both teams are playing very well, and I think the final will be very similar in terms of the match-up.

"Chelsea are arguably one of the best sides in the world and they've got some fantastic players.

"But we're a good team too, and we've proven over the course of the season that we can compete with the best."

Jarlath HanlyThis will be our weekend. A defeat of Chelsea would really kick start next season nicely and round off this season perfectly. COYB in MOYES WE TRUST.COYB

Saturday 30th May 02:16 Report Comment

luke martinYet another great season for the boys and i can see another coming next year if we can get a few decent signings but for now lets just think about tomorow i agree with reuben this week been Dragging on for years cant wait for tomorrow gonna be a great game and the boys will do us all proud! COYB! IN MOYES WE TRUST!

Friday 29th May 17:48 Report Comment

ALAN JONESWe are definitely overdue a win against Chelski and we will have millions of neutrals willing us on. Let´s hope everyone keeps their heads especially Marouane as I´m sure they will be trying to niggle and wind him up from early on. 1-0 and a typically tight EFC performance will do me!! Let´s do it for Jags, The Yak and Mikel!! COYB!!

Friday 29th May 16:23 Report Comment

Reuben LeachI can't wait until tomorrow. Time is just DRAGGING. It's 15.55 Friday afternoon and I keep checking the time.

Friday 29th May 15:56 Report Comment

Matty Wilsoni think all the fans can feel silverware coming home to goodison an the players will surely deliver but if they dont the have had a great season an hopefully we can keep this up COYB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday 29th May 15:14 Report Comment

Simon BurtenshawAn unmarked Tim Cahill with a typical header in the 89th minute will win it for us COYB!!! IN MOYES WE TRUST!

Friday 29th May 14:36 Report Comment

David MartinWe can definitely compete with any team on our day and we have beat the best to get to the final. One more game and we get what we deserve. Everton FC Fa Cup Winners 2009!

Friday 29th May 14:19 Report Comment

Zaid OmarAll the best for tommorrow .. Lets cap off an amazing season with victory against Chelsea..

Friday 29th May 13:46 Report Comment
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