Anichebe tips Everton to bounce back against Manchester City

David Moyes' side are in the hunt for a place in Europe next season and the striker insists the club must not focus on their rivals after being dumped out of the FA Cup by Wigan
Everton striker Victor Anichebe has tipped his side to bounce back against Manchester City following the club's FA Cup exit to Wigan.

David Moyes' men slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Goodison Park on Saturday but the Nigerian forward insists the manner of their loss, which saw them concede three goals in four minutes, has been a rarity this term.

"It will be a good game to bounce back," he told The Liverpool Echo.

"The game at the weekend was crazy. It was a crazy three minutes. We watched it back at training and we saw the things we did wrong.

"Everyone could see several things that went wrong against Wigan. Nobody knows exactly what has happened. It is the first time we've been beaten like that this season."
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Ahead of their meeting with the champions on Saturday, the Toffees sit seventh in the Premier League, level on points with Liverpool, and Anichebe insists his team-mates must not focus on Brendan Rodgers' side as the club hunt for a place in Europe next season.

"We need to get back to the good things that Everton do - chase the ball hard, work hard and hopefully get the result," he said.

"I don't even think we should be looking at how many games we need to be winning. If you look at how many games you need to win you might get caught up in some stuff.

"People are talking about our rivalry with Liverpool but we should just concentrate on ourselves and take every game as it comes. Hopefully we can look back at the end of the season and say we've had a great season."