Everton captain Pihl Neville believes manager David Moyes’ squad selection for their 5-1 win over Cheltenham in the FA Cup third round reflected his desire to win the competition.
Everton easily conquered their League Two opposition with a squad that featured only three changes from their 2-1 Premier League win over Newcastle over the new year period, and the full-back said the Toffees are confident they can pose a threat to the title.
"He [Moyes] wants to win the FA Cup and I think that is a sign with the team he picked”, Neville told ESPN.
"He could have rotated the team, we have a game a week until the end of the season, but I think he wanted to keep the momentum going.
"We are on a good run of form, good confidence."
Moyes, who is without any silverware as Everton boss, confirmed his intent to win the tournament, also adding his hope that Everton can end the season in a Champions League place, but admitted that he doesn’t have the squad numbers to maintain their place in the Premier League as well as a cup run.
“We’d like to win the FA Cup and we’d like to qualify for the Champions League,” said Moyes.
“Will any of them happen, I don’t really know, but we’re certainly going to try and have a go at it.
“But I don’t think we have the squad, I don’t think we’ve got the numbers in the squad. I think we’ve got 14 or 15 very good players, and lots of managers make the decision not to play their best players.
“I took a decision tonight and I hope it doesn’t have any adverse effect in the future.”