Gareth Barry hoping for Everton response against Middlesbrough

Everton will take on Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday evening.

Gareth Barry has told Everton’s official website that it is important that the team bounce back against Middlesbrough in midweek.

The Blues take on Aitor Karanka’s side in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday evening, eyeing a place in the semi-finals of the competition.

Everton will head into the game on a low though, having drawn 3-3 with Bournemouth in the Premier League at the weekend despite having led 2-0 and 3-2 during the game.

It was very much a case of two points dropped for Roberto Martinez’s team, and Barry has urged them to bounce back in the midweek quarterfinal at the Riverside.

“After any disappointment in football you don’t want to dwell on it for too long, he guys have got to recover well and focus on the game on Tuesday,” he told

“It’s a huge positive, scoring the most goals from open play in the league. And there could have been so many more, not just today but throughout the season.

“It’s about getting that fine balance but as long as we’ve got that attacking threat we can cause anyone problems.”

Given Everton haven’t won a trophy in 20 years, their fans will be hoping they are serious about this competition this season.

While the Capital One Cup has always been regarded as the lesser tournament in England, it is still a trophy that is worth winning, especially for a club that hasn’t won one in so long.

It could also be a huge boost to the side in general, potentially providing them with the platform to go on and win more in future.

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