Everton midfielder Tim Cahill has fired a warning shot at Manchester United prior to Sunday's FA Cup semi-final showdown, saying the Toffees are only getting stronger and are ready for the challenge ahead.
“We feel a lot of confidence at the moment,” he said. “And we have been training really well ahead of the semi-final. We are playing with a purpose and the character of the lads is really starting to show.
“It is just so good to be a part of it. We are growing week in, week out, and getting stronger on and off the pitch.”
David Moyes' men are facing a striker crisis ahead of the Wembley clash, with Manchester City loanee Jo cup-tied, Yakubu and Victor Anichebe injured and Louis Saha struggling with illness.
But it's nothing new for either the Evertonians or Cahill, who has played much of the season as a makeshift forward and may do so again at the weekend.
“It does not matter where I have been playing,” said the Australian, who is Everton’s leading scorer this season.
“It is all about the team. We got the ball in the net three times against Aston Villa last Sunday and we want to do the same at the weekend.”
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