Everton ace Sylvain Distin says Huddersfield Town’s Carling Cup opponents will bounce back from opening defeat
Aug 18 2010 by Dougie Thomson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
SYLVAIN DISTIN is confident Everton will bounce back from their opening-day setback at Blackburn.
As Town supporters snap up tickets for the big Carling Cup second-round tie at Goodison a week tonight, the Toffees are focusing on Saturday’s second Premier League engagement of the season with Wolves at the famous Merseyside venue.
David Moyes’ men lost out to Niko Kalinic’s goal at Ewood Park – it was gifted as goalkeeper Tim Howard made a rare blunder – but French defender Distin reckons he and his teammates will respond positively.
“I’m not going to start doubting now – definitely not. If we win this weekend everyone will forget we had a bad start,” said the former Manchester City and Portsmouth player.
“The most important thing is to have a good reaction at home. We have to, we have no choice.
“It wasn’t a good start but it is just a start so we’re not hung up on it. We are disappointed but we know what we have to do.
“It’s not like we don’t have the quality, and we need new players. It’s all there but it’s just time to get it together.
“Everybody is looking forward to proving this was just a blip. We just have to change one or two little things and get to Goodison. We’ll be okay.”
The 32-year-old centre-back says Everton must adapt to playing the top flight’s more physical sides.