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Brentford defender Pim Balkestein blasts cocky Everton

Brentford defender Pim Balkestein accused beaten Carling Cup opponents Everton of being too cocky for their own good.

Dutch defender Balkestein, who wears a face mask to protect an injury, reckons the Toffees were lacking passion.

He said: "I think they came here and thought 'we're going to roll them'.

"Maybe their manager said 'come on, it's a difficult game' but they will always play differently against us than against Manchester United."

Balkestein now wants to wear his mask as a good luck charm.

He added: "I have played two good games with it now so maybe it is lucky."

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