Mohamed Besic explains why he is sure Everton will win the FA Cup this season

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Everton have been poor in the league but strong in the cups.

Everton midfielder Mohamed Besic has said he is sure that Everton will win the FA Cup this season, and has said the side have been unlucky with their league form during this campaign.

Everton reached the semi-finals of the League Cup but were knocked out by eventual winners Manchester City, and will face the winner of tonight's FA Cup quarter-final replay between West Ham United and Manchester United at Wembley a week on Saturday.

The cup runs have been the highlight of what has been a very poor league campaign for the Toffees which has seen them slump to 14th in the Premier League table with what many regard as one of the best squads they have had in the Premier League era.

Besic told the Liverpool Echo: “This season in the league was not so good but in the League Cup and the FA Cup we are in two semi-finals and you cannot forget that.

“Hopefully we will win the Cup, I am sure we will win the Cup. Sometimes we have been unlucky in the league so maybe that will come back in the Cup.

“We have a strong team, people can talk what they want, we have really good team with good players, young players and I think we are a good team and we will win the FA Cup, hopefully.”

It seems that Besic thinks that things may even themselves out and despite not achieving much in the league they will end the club's 21-year wait for silverware. 

Pressure has been mounting on Everton boss Roberto Martinez in recent weeks, and the Spaniard himself has admitted that game management has cost his side at times, ahead of tonight's trip to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League. 

The Toffees have proved they can beat some of the best sides in the country, which makes their league position all the more infuriating for Evertonians; although whoever their opponents are at Wembley, they have had some success against them this season - and a good deal of it has been of Everton's own doing.

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