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Moyes looks for team glory after personal success

Published 07/03/2009

David Moyes wants to add the FA Cup to his February manager-of-the-month award.

Everton have lost just one of their past 16 games and face Middlesbrough in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Goodison Park tomorrow.

Toffees boss Moyes insists he wants to add a major trophy for the club to enjoy rather than bask in personal glory.

It was a double celebration yesterday for the Toffees with centre-back Phil Jagielka’s good form also recognised with the Player-of-the-Month award.

And while Moyes was pleased with his own honour, he believes it is more an indication of the efforts of his players.

"Of course I am pleased with the recognition," he said.

"But it is not for me; it is the players who have done their jobs.

"What I want is a trophy for the whole club to enjoy now, not just for me. It is hard to drag this award away from Sir Alex Ferguson these days, so that is something to be proud of."

Moyes believes the whole of Everton, not just him, deserve recognition.

"We have had a fantastic February, and January and December too,” he said.

“They have done everything they have been asked, just got on with their jobs, and they have been on a great run.

This is a tribute to the players, and the fans too - because they understand and have really got behind the team.

“ Now I want to win something that the football club can have. That is the aim now."

Belfast Telegraph

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