The Toffees dropped out of the Premier League top four last weekend following the Merseyside derby as the club recorded its’ third consecutive draw.
Bryan Oviedo, aged 22, believes that a win against Fulham will quickly restart Everton’s bid for Champions League qualification glory and rekindle the form his team started the season with.
“It is very important for us to win this weekend because we what to stay in the top places. We need to win to keep close to the Champions League positions” said the Costa Rican international, who can play at left-back or left midfield.
“But we have a very good team, very strong defenders and good players in midfield and attack.
“The team has a strong mentality. We have come back from being 1-0 and 2-0 down in recent games and the team is very united.”
Oviedo is yet to make a start in the Premier League and has kept out of the first team by Leighton Baines, Steven Pienaar and Kevin Mirallas, but is hoping to feature from the bench against Fulham.
The Toffees man is keen to play against international team-mate and Cottagers midfielder Bryan Ruiz.
“It is nice to play against Bryan,” said the former FC Copenhagen player. “I talk with him a lot and we are the only two Costa Rican players in England.
“I spoke with him two days ago too, he told me Fulham need the three points but I told him it is the same for Everton. Maybe after the game we will swap shirts” he added.
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