US keeper wants to win the Cup this season to make up for last year’s disappointment.
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard says that the Merseysiders are desperate to get back to Wembley this campaign so as to avenge their loss to city-rivals Liverpool in last season’s FA Cup semi-final.
The Toffees overcame League One strugglers Oldham Athletic 3-1 in their fifth-round cup replay at Goodison Park on Tuesday night to set up a home quarter-final clash with fellow Premier League outfit Wigan Athletic.
And, the United States international is hoping his side can now go all the way and win their first piece of silverware under manager David Moyes.
“What happened to us last year has given us a real drive to get back there,” said Howard in the Daily Mail.
“But the way Wembley makes me feel, the way it makes the team feel and makes the fans feel is also giving us that drive.
“It’s always tough to lose to Liverpool, more so in those circumstances and on that big occasion. You puff your chest out when you are going to Wembley. You are excited, the ticket requests are coming in and the fans are all singing their songs.
“In order for us to experience that again, we have to get past Wigan but the draw has been favourable. We have to start doing the business but we are still in there. It will be up to our big players, who have already played a ton of minutes, to keep producing.”