Ross Barkley says Everton are aiming to win the Capital One Cup ahead of their round of 16 tie with Norwich City on Tuesday.
England international Barkley was only two years old when Everton last won a trophy – the FA Cup in 1995 – and admits it is about time the Toffees lifted some more silverware.
“That’s our aim,” the 21-year-old said when posed the question whether the club believe they can win the League Cup.
“We haven’t won anything for a while and we’ve had a couple of good results in the competition so far and hopefully we get the result against Norwich that will put us through to the next round.
“It’s about getting it going on Tuesday night, getting the crowd behind us and our focus is going into that game lively. We want to get a few goals and give ourselves a bit of confidence.”
Roberto Martinez’s outfit come into the game on the back of two disappointing defeats to Manchester United and Arsenal, but Barkley – who scored in the 2-1 defeat at the Emirates on Saturday – insists the players remain confident in their abilities.
“Conceding from a cross and from a set-piece really put ourselves under pressure and we found it hard to get back from there,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“We got a goal back and in the second half I thought we were unfortunate not to get another one back to get a draw out of the game. In any game, when it’s like that, you have still got to give it our all and try and get something back, like we did at West Brom, but it wasn’t our day on Saturday.
“But we have got to stay positive because we’ve got a cup game on Tuesday and then Sunderland at the weekend. We come into every game with confidence, thinking we can win the game.”
The two clubs last met in January 2014, when the Toffees ran out 2-0 winners at Goodison Park thanks to goals from Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas.
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