Everton players took to Twitter following their 1-1 FA Cup draw against West Ham United on Tuesday night at Goodison Park.
James Collins had put West Ham ahead with a powerful header from Morgan Amalfitano's corner in the 56th-minute, before the Belgian striker fired in Bryan Oviedo’s late cross to save his side from a fifth successive defeat.
With the replay between the Premier League pair at Upton Park set for next Tuesday, Blues manager Roberto Martinez believes the result at Goodison Park can reboot the club’s season, and also reserved special praise for goal hero Lukaku.
“I think the result could really get us out of this moment we have had,” he told the club’s official website. “You get into a dynamic where everything that could go wrong goes wrong and you could feel sorry for yourselves and let the run carry on.
“It felt like a win going into the dressing room. We welcome the extra game and embrace it because we have a lot of injured players and that can help them too.
“I thought Romelu’s overall contribution was back to his very best – that is a massive positive for us,” he continued. “Overall, we were disappointed to concede from a dead ball situation which is always a threat from West Ham. But, from that point on, I thought we did well.”
Lukaku himself was one of a handful of Everton players to take to Twitter after the match to have their say on the performance, along with absent pair James McCarthy and African Cup of Nations-bound Christian Atsu.
2 difficult games coming up now but we will be up for it.. great atmosphere at Goodison again Thank… http://t.co/rsMJrKR7Fl— R.Lukaku Bolingoli10 (@RomeluLukaku9) January 7, 2015
Well done the boys more than deserved that. Big game Saturday. #COYB— James McCarthy (@JMcCarthy_16) January 6, 2015