Friday, October 8, 2010
Crisis in Lagos FA My story by Opakunle
Everton midfielder, Steven Pienaar, has backed his teammate, Yakubu Aiyegbeni to get back among the goals and fire David Moyes' Toffees up the table.
South Africa star Pienaar and Nigeria striker, Yakubu both arrived at Goodison Park in the summer of 2007 and enjoyed hugely successful debut seasons on the blue half of Merseyside, finishing top of Everton's assists charts and goal-scoring charts respectively.
Pienaar also believes that last weekend's clean sheet - Everton's first of the season - was indication that the Toffees are rediscovering the defensive solidity that has been key to their success in recent seasons.
The Liverpool Echo quotes Pienaar as saying of Yakubu: “We all know Yak is a proven goal-scorer.
“He is slowly getting back to where he was and the more games he plays the sharper he will get. “Hopefully, he will get his goal soon and that will kick-start things for him.”
He continued: “If you don’t concede goals you're not going to lose.
“For the guys at the back it was a boost that it was the first clean sheet of the season against Fulham and they played well. “The Newcastle game was disappointing. We let a lot of people down and we know it.