Lukaku explains how Everton should react to West Ham loss

Romelu Lukaku has explained how Everton should react to defeat in the FA Cup against West Ham.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has explained to the Liverpool Echo the importance of the team reacting positively after defeat to West Ham United in the FA Cup.

The Toffees were put out of the competition on penalties after the sides finished extra time level during the game at 2-2.

Next up for Everton is West Brom and Lukaku wants a win against the side he played for on loan during his time at Chelsea.

“We need to keep our head up. It's heart-breaking but the performance is promising for the fans and for us as players,” he told the Echo.

“We need to take our revenge and take our energy out against West Brom (on Monday).”

“We're all about giving our maximum and never giving up and even with 10 we were the stronger side; physically and technically, in every aspect of the game.”

There are plenty of talking points for Roberto Martinez to mull over this morning, as he describes how proud he is of his players from last night.

The defence battled hard, which is significant considering their poor record in the Premier League this season.

Although Everton conceded two goals in 120 minutes of football, there was evidence of a bit more confidence at the back, which is important moving forward.

The character the side showed is also worth noting following the second yellow card that was shown to Aiden McGeady, which left Everton at a disadvantage for most of the match.

Everton have home advantage this Monday and will be looking for their fans to rally behind them, as they consolidate their efforts on the league and the Europa League over the rest of the season.

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