Saha: There Were Glimpses

Louis Saha believes the 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Saturday was evidence the Everton team has finally gelled.

New faces didn’t arrive at Goodison Park until the very end of the transfer window, but Blues boss David Moyes eventually added Saha, Segundo Castillo, Lars Jacobsen, Carlo Nash and Marouane Fellaini to his squad.

While injury has denied Jacobsen a first-team debut, Saha says the other additions have now adjusted to life at Goodison Park.

Impressed by the performance against his former side, the Frenchman told evertonTV the Blues must now use the momentum to get six points from the games against Bolton and Fulham.

"I'm delighted with the way we played against Manchester United," said Saha. "When you play against a big team like this with quality players you have to match them in every department.

"There were definitely some glimpses of what we can do. We've not had the best start because obviously we've got some new players and we've taken time to settle. But now we can show physically we're a lot better and that we have a better understanding.

"We want to be consistent so Wednesday is a very important game for us."


Part of Saha's settling in process has involved forging a relationship with strike partner Yakubu.

The 30-year-old senses their understanding is growing with every game and is confident his first Everton goal is in the offing.

"I feel a lot better now I've settled, I feel more confident and hopefully now that first goal will come," he continued.

"I think the Yak and I have a similar quality and we can put defences under pressure. I'm looking forward to playing many games alongside him."

Everton are set to take on another of Saha's former clubs, Fulham, at Goodison Park on Saturday. Tickets are still available for the game. Click here to buy.

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