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Tosun can go on a hot streak after ending his wait, says Silva

 

By Robert Jones

Marco Silva has tipped Cenk Tosun to hit a rich vein of form after notching his first goal of the season in Saturday's 3-0 Premier League win over Fulham.

Turkey hitman Tosun ended a seven-game blank in all competitions this term for the Toffees, coming off the bench to find the net in the convincing Goodison Park victory.

Now Everton boss Silva believes the 27-year-old could be set for a positive run, starting with tonight's third-round home Carabao Cup clash with Southampton.

"It is good for his confidence and it is really important he scored," said Silva. "I know it was difficult for him against West Ham when he had a chance and didn't score, but this is football.

"He will get a lot of confidence. This will be good for him."

Gylfi Sigurdsson missed a penalty but still struck twice as Everton overwhelmed the promoted Londoners on Merseyside.

Now the Toffees' Portuguese manager wants his players to seize on that confidence and take the game to Southampton.

Silva is likely to make a number of changes to keep his players fresh and hand opportunities to those who have been waiting patiently, but will demand Everton keep on pushing forward.

"It is something we always want to do when we play in front of our fans," Silva said of Everton's desire to produce positive football.

"They (the supporters) are happy in this moment. It is important they keep supporting our players.

"I hope to sustain what we are doing and the way we want to play."

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