Everton's Ross Barkley comments on club's League Cup ambitions

Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley sees the League Cup as the perfect opportunity to win Everton's first piece of silverware since 1995.

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has said in the Liverpool Echo that his side are aiming to winning the League Cup this season as they bid to end a trophy drought going back to 1995.

The Toffees face Norwich City at Goodison Park tomorrow evening at Goodison Park with a place in the quarter-final of the competition awaiting the winner.

The midfielder, who has been in impressive form for his side this season, is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “We haven’t won anything for a while and we’ve had a couple of good results in the competition so far and hopefully we get the result against Norwich that will put us through to the next round.

“It’s about getting it going on Tuesday night, getting the crowd behind us and our focus is going into that game lively.

“We want to get a few goals and give ourselves a bit of confidence.”

If they make it to the last eight of the competition, there will certainly be the thought that ending their long wait for a trophy this season, as chances to get their hands on silverware have been few and far between - with the 2009 FA Cup final being the club's greatest opportunity since their last triumph.

Even if they make it to the last eight, they are likely to face fierce competition to make it to Wembley with Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester and Liverpool all among the teams that feel they can lift the prize under the Wembley arch at the end of February. 

A couple of those teams exiting the competition will undoubtedly help the Toffees cause but having faced a difficult start to the season where they have faced all of the sides mentioned and have been competitive in each game, they will feel they are capable of getting the better of them in order to end their long wait for a trophy.

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