Christiansen Reveals Key Focus Ahead Of Villa

Izzy Christiansen has assured that revenge will not be a factor heading into Wednesday evening’s trip to Aston Villa (7pm GMT), insisting the squad are have full focus on their own progress and growth.

Everton Women returned to winning ways over the weekend, with an impressive display and 2-0 triumph over Charlton setting up a Vitality Women's FA Cup quarter-final clash with Manchester City.

Attentions now quickly switch to league action and another clash with the Villans, who defeated Chris Roberts’ side 2-0 prior to the international break.

While the wounds of that loss may still be fresh, England midfielder Christiansen believes the Blues camp require no extra motivation ahead of their trip to Birmingham.

“It’s nothing about Aston Villa,” she told evertontv following Sunday’s match.

“For us as a team, it’s all about us.

“Regardless if we played them yesterday or in three months time, it’s not about revenge. It’s about doing what’s right for us and what’s right for Everton.

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Izzy Christiansen reflected on Sunday's 2-0 win away to Charlton in the Women's FA Cup, before turning attention to Wednesday eveninig's trip to face Aston Villa.

“Using that win against Charlton as a real building block because I think there was some excellent football played on Sunday.

“We know Aston Villa are a good team.

“Obviously, losing to them a few weeks ago was disappointing.

“We are a bit more aware of where we are as a team now.

“We’ve had some really good training sessions under our belt and I’m confident that we’re going to continue to develop as a team.

“Some things are out of our control, but what we can control is how we perform and how we prepare to perform, that’s something we’re taking good care of at the moment.”

While insisting there will be no getting carried away with the weekend's Cup triumph over Charlton, Christiansen believes the Toffees can take confidence for the manner in which they approached the tie.

“It’s enjoying the highs and enjoying that victory over Charlton,” she added.

“We scored two excellent goals, played some fantastic football.

“We want to use this result as a building block to create some momentum.

“As long as we can control the elements that are within our control, I believe this team will begin to move forwards.”