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Anichebe: My future is at Everton

 

Posted: 2009-02-09 10:22

 

Victor Anichebe insists that his future remains at Everton in spite of a widely-reported bust-up with manager David Moyes last week.

Anichebe's Everton future had been cast in doubt after the incident, as he was left out of the FA Cup replay against Liverpool, and again in the 3-0 drubbing of Bolton on Saturday, but the forward told KickOffNigeria.com exclusively that he intends to stay at the club.

 

"I am contracted to Everton. I have been here for 10 years and as far as I know the manager and the coaching staff are really happy with me. I still have time to learn," he said.

 

Speaking to KickOffNigeria.com exclusively and frankly about the incident, the 20-year-old Nigerian striker maintained that he did not use foul language on the Everton boss.

 

"I can safely say I did not swear towards the manager. He is the boss of the team I play for and you have to respect that," Anichebe said.

 

"He is also my elder and that is something else you have to respect. I also did not have any argument at all with assistant manager Steve Round.

 

"Me and him are friends and he is also my coach, so there would be no reason to argue with him. The funny thing is I did not even see him on the day anything was supposed to happen.

 

"And in regards to getting ordered and escorted out of Finch Farm, that is complete and utter nonsense as well.

 

"All I can say about what has been said over the last few days is that it has totally been taken out of context and been blown completely out of proportion.

 

"I am actually upset and embarrassed about how it has been perceived. It has just all been a misunderstanding and I can safely say the matter has been resolved and that is all that matters."

 

The incident was said to have been sparked off by Moyes' refusal to sanction a loan move to Hull City for the forward, and Anichebe admitted that there had been interest.

 

"The main thing is that the issue is no longer relevant. Yes, there was interest from Hull City. They wanted to take me on loan until the end of the season which would have been a great opportunity to go out and play on a regular basis, get my match fitness and to even boost my self confidence.

 

"But understandably, the move could not be sanctioned considering the role I play here and considering the size of squad we have here taking note of the injuries."

 

The rest of the interview

 

KON: Does it bother you tht you have been playing on the right rather than centre forward?

 

Anichebe: I enjoy playing out on the right, it does not bother me. The manager has asked me to play there a few times and I have done really well there.

 

Probably some of my best games this season have come from there so there is no issue with me not wanting to play there. You play for the team not yourself so if you are asked to play in a position; you play there and do your best. As long as you try your best no one can question you.

 

Do you feel like you should be starting games?

Of course I want to be starting games. That is what football is about but I am still only 20 years of age, that is what some people forget. I am still learning everyday and I have been here for 10 years.

 

Everton have helped me get to where I am today and I have the utmost respect for them and everyone associated with the club.

 

I would even go as far as calling it my home as I have been here so long. From the day I signed at the young age of 10 to the day I made my début about 3 years ago against Chelsea until today, the fans, the manager, the players and everyone associated with the club have been good towards me and only want what is best for me so I owe them a lot.

 

Do you think this incident has caused a problem within the club?

I don’t think this has caused any problems within the team. We are all very close and I think you can see that whenever we play.

 

Against Liverpool you could see everyone fighting for one another just like in every game.

 

Before the Liverpool game I even sent everyone a text wishing them the best of luck before the game and well done after the game.

 

You must have been disappointed not play against Liverpool?

Obviously, I would have loved to play in the game. It was a great night and a great victory for the team and it would have been good to take part in it but the main thing is the team were victorious.

 

I am especially happy my friend Dan Gosling scored the winning goal as well. He is also young like me, and its good when the young players do well!

 

I also sent him a text after the game congratulating him and telling him to "live the moment". It’s a huge achievement for him and the club.

 

The results we had over the 3 games against Liverpool were great. Two draws and one win.

 

It has given us all great belief and self confidence. I played in the first two and did really well, especially in the first game but I worked hard for the team in the second game so it was good to see the team finish it off.

 

And what is your focus for the rest of the season?

My focus for the rest of the season is to stay fit and keep working hard in training, get this matter behind me and continue to look forward.

 

I have learn't not to regret anything. You should learn from anything that happens in life.

 

Never look to the past, look to the future. You can determine the future but you can not change the past so there is no need in worrying about what has happened in the past, you need to prepare for what will happen next.

 

Interview by Colin Udoh

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Moyes had the opportunity to flatten speculation , but only said he was injured .

Make of it what you will , but like I said in an earlier post , it's easy to follow rumours .

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Not to be cynical but it sounds like Anichebe is merely dressing this up in an effort to preserve his future...he knows as well as we do that the squad isn't big enough to cope without all players firing, and Vic is probably trying to ensure he can still play and undo whatever it is that happened.

 

I don't think Moyes will forgive him that quickly, based on him suddenly becoming "injured", of which Vic mentioned nothing :huh:

 

Still with Jô cup tied and Pienaar not eligible, he might be required at least on the bench for sunday.

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I've always liked Anichebe, you know good young player with a great future ahead of him. But since this I've begun to question, what did he actually do to piss Moyes off? You could see the anger in Moyes' face in that interview where he walked out, yet Victor is saying nothing happened. What actually happened is something I guess we will never know...

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I've always liked Anichebe, you know good young player with a great future ahead of him. But since this I've begun to question, what did he actually do to piss Moyes off? You could see the anger in Moyes' face in that interview where he walked out, yet Victor is saying nothing happened. What actually happened is something I guess we will never know...

 

I've not been Anichebe's #1 fan from the start to be honest. I've had the feeling that he had a bad attitude and I'm not surprised with what happened. Something had definatly gone on from what happened in the interview - Moyes coulden't hide his facial anger and that just tells us that something went on. I doubt he will play for us again (and if he does its due to a striker crisis)

 

 

The Sun and SkySports have twisted his words today.

 

The Sun twisting words? Never heard that before..

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The Sun and SkySports have twisted his words today.

 

Complete bastards (the S*n for "reporting" it and Sky for reporting what the S*n printed).

 

They take one answer from that whole interview and fabricate a conclusion.

 

I really don't know how anyone who works for that piece of shite can look at themselves in the mirror.

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Complete bastards (the S*n for "reporting" it and Sky for reporting what the S*n printed).

 

They take one answer from that whole interview and fabricate a conclusion.

 

I really don't know how anyone who works for that piece of shite can look at themselves in the mirror.

 

Would that be on a Daily basis Mike. :lol:

 

Having read that statement it appears to me that who ever wrote it deliberately left many questions to be answered. There is no mention of an extended injury, no mention of him being sent home, I was told by a very good source he was sent home. The press claim that profanities were exchanged between him and Moyes has to be nonsense because Moyes never swears, he keeps his cool and instantly claims the moral high ground.

 

IMO Vic has acted like a spoiled prat by moaning that he wasn't guaranteed a starting place against Bolton and Liverpool, dummy out of the pram, caused a slight scene and got sent home, deservedly so. He would do better to shut his mouth and try to win his place back, before he goes to Hull in the summer................

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Injury: Non-existent.

 

Expected Return: Played an hour last night for the reserves.

 

Must be a quick healer :lol:

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Would that be on a Daily basis Mike. :lol:

 

Having read that statement it appears to me that who ever wrote it deliberately left many questions to be answered. There is no mention of an extended injury, no mention of him being sent home, I was told by a very good source he was sent home. The press claim that profanities were exchanged between him and Moyes has to be nonsense because Moyes never swears, he keeps his cool and instantly claims the moral high ground.

 

IMO Vic has acted like a spoiled prat by moaning that he wasn't guaranteed a starting place against Bolton and Liverpool, dummy out of the pram, caused a slight scene and got sent home, deservedly so. He would do better to shut his mouth and try to win his place back, before he goes to Hull in the summer................

 

no offence here Jim, but you have no idea if moyes swears on the training ground. ive never seen any manager swear in an interview or press conference, but im pretty damn sure they swear on the training ground.

 

and overriding evindence, hes scottish, they all swear, all the fucking time. shit, fuck , twat, said the scot.

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no offence here Jim, but you have no idea if moyes swears on the training ground. ive never seen any manager swear in an interview or press conference, but im pretty damn sure they swear on the training ground.

 

and overriding evindence, hes scottish, they all swear, all the fucking time. shit, fuck , twat, said the scot.

 

He does swear in training well he did at North End he has from what i can remember of him a very short temper at times. Used to chase me at times when i used to try and pinch the footballs they where training with when i was a kid :lol:

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no offence here Jim, but you have no idea if moyes swears on the training ground. ive never seen any manager swear in an interview or press conference, but im pretty damn sure they swear on the training ground.

 

and overriding evindence, hes scottish, they all swear, all the fucking time. shit, fuck , twat, said the scot.

 

It's profanity Jim but not as we know it ;)

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no offence here Jim, but you have no idea if moyes swears on the training ground. ive never seen any manager swear in an interview or press conference, but im pretty damn sure they swear on the training ground.

 

and overriding evindence, hes scottish, they all swear, all the fucking time. shit, fuck , twat, said the scot.

 

Well I got told that by Stubbsy, I used to play golf with him....................seldom blew his top but when he did they all knew it. Based on that I can't see him lowering his standards for Vic, can you?

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not saying he doesnt blow his top, we do all lose our temper at times, but you said he wouldnt have swore at him. im simply saying im sure he drops a fuck or shit in a sentence every now and then

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