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- Howard: Let’s maintain this form
- Boss praises Distin professionalism
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- Howard: Everton at our most confident
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- Martinez: Everton looked like the home side
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Distin: I’m going to have to kick Saha
The French internationals trained together at Everton for three years, but Distin says that won’t make it any easier to stop his former colleague who has found his scoring boots – and will to play – again at Spurs.
“He’s a great guy, a really good friend,” he says.
“I’m quite close to him and I know his family really well, but it’s football so for 90 minutes, I’m going to have to kick him!
“Louis is a strong guy and I’m sure he feels the same. For me, it’s a pleasure to play against players that I already know, that I’m friends with or close to.
“That doesn’t change much for me. It’s a game – we know that for 90 minutes we have to put all the friendships on the side and it will all be okay.”