Saha urges Everton pals to focus on Liverpool showdown

Louis Saha has urged his new Everton teammates to shake-off their Carling Cup disappointment and focus on this weekend's derby against Liverpool. "It was a very disappointing night," Saha told The Liverpool Echo of Everton's defeat to Blackburn. "The only positive we can take from the game is a reaction to put it right. We are determined to do that, as we know we did not play well against Blackburn.

Louis Saha has urged his new Everton teammates to shake-off their Carling Cup disappointment and focus on this weekend's derby against Liverpool.

"It was a very disappointing night," Saha told The Liverpool Echo of Everton's defeat to Blackburn.

"The only positive we can take from the game is a reaction to put it right. We are determined to do that, as we know we did not play well against Blackburn.

"Credit to Blackburn. They had a game plan and they stuck to it. It wasn't as if we were playing at home against a team that we should have beaten, but we still feel that we should have done much better.

"I know we are a hard working team and when we are faced with games like this (against Liverpool) we usually take the opportunity to show that. It was a difficult night but we still have new players adapting to things here. It has been a bit of a rush.

"We wanted to have some more games to get to know to each other but we have been denied that now by losing to Blackburn. We thought this was a good opportunity to win a trophy, so it is all the more disappointing to have gone out so soon."

Saha added: "It was nice to get 90 minutes under my belt. I still need some time to adapt but I am quite happy with my fitness.

"There were good signs between myself and Yak, but again it is going to take time."

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