Everton Women manager Jean-Luc Vasseur believes confidence gained from the Blues Vitality Women’s FA Cup win can be used to generate some positive momentum as they switch focus back to league action.
It was an impressive performance from the Toffees who struck four past Huddersfield Town in the fourth round of the cup.
Anna Anvegård slotted home in the opening stages followed by a brace from Valérie Gauvin on each side of the half-time whistle, with the result capped off with an acrobatic effort finished by Claire Emslie.
It was a solid performance from Everton’s backline with a clean sheet picked up on the road on Sunday afternoon.
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The French boss credited his players performance and hopes the confidence gained can give the squad a boost ahead of their return to Walton Hall Park next weekend.
“I’m happy because when you win you get this good sensation,” he told evertontv.
“I’m proud of my team because we work hard and play well to win.
“Credit to Huddersfield, they gave us a good game, their goalkeeper made a number of saves.
“Today was about picking up some confidence.
“We played some good football and done well to win.
“The FA Cup is an important trophy for us and hopefully we can take some positive momentum from this competition back into the league.
“We should be proud of this and continue to build against Reading next weekend.”
It was also an afternoon to remember for teenager Kenzie Weir who followed in the footsteps of her father and made her first appearance for the Blues.
Vasseur expressed his delight for the 18-year-old and hopes more players from Everton’s Academy can make the step up to the first team squad in the near future.
“It’s a proud moment for young Kenzie who made her Everton debut,” he added.
“It’s not just about the first team, the academy is so important as well.
“It sends a message that anyone from the academy can make the step up and play for this Club.”