Moyes praises 'outstanding' Saha

20 September 2009 06:50
Saha scored two - his fifth and sixth in five games so far this season - as Everton cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory at Goodison Park, with defender Joseph Yobo also on the score sheet.[LNB]Moyes described the French striker as giving "something extra" as his team pulled themselves out of the relegation zone and added another fine victory to Thursday's Europa League 4-0 win over AEK Athens.[LNB]Moyes said: "We signed Louis when we were very short of forwards through injury, and he had been having his own injury problems. Many people said it was a bit of a gamble.[LNB]"But his ability is outstanding. I have not worked with that many players with that sort of quality.[LNB]"Louis is right up there with the best I have ever managed. A lot of people beforehand had signed him for his talent and goals.[LNB]"But he now looks like he is enjoying himself, and the goals he is getting are the bonus.[LNB]"Louis wants to prove that he is not injury-prone, like lots of people said he was, when he came here.[LNB]"He had a year or two when he had bad injuries, but he wants to show everyone that he is not injury-prone, and he is getting a run of games and goals now to make his point."[LNB]But whereas Moyes was delighted with his side's improving form, Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce was furious with his own team's dreadful display.[LNB]Allardyce said: "No player deserves to keep their shirts for the midweek Carling Cup game (at Nottingham Forest), apart from Chris Samba and Paul Robinson, for his fine saves in the second-half.[LNB]"Michel Salgado, on his full debut, did okay in a team that defended poorly. We made some very bad defensive errors and that after we had worked hard on the training ground to counter what Everton do.[LNB]"Leighton Baines has a good delivery from wide areas. We worked on those things and they did not seem to take any notice of any of that.[LNB]"Steven Reid and Brett Emerton will both come into the team on Tuesday night for the cup tie.[LNB]"And I can promise that whoever plays well at Forest will keep the shirt for the next Premier League match."[LNB]Moyes can now start to see signs of Everton hitting the form that impressed so many last term.[LNB]He said: "To win any Premier League game 3-0 is not easy, it was a very good performance.[LNB]"There were a few scary moments in the first half when the ball was coming into the box and there was something of a bombardment.[LNB]"But we still had a couple of opportunities ourselves before we scored.[LNB]"In the second half we were much more in control and looked far more likely to score.[LNB]"We are improving, there were the signs of the style that we were starting to show last season. But we are still a bit sticky, I am still looking to get things better.[LNB]"The introduction of some new players has meant that things have not quite flowed like we would have wanted, but that is understandable.[LNB]"Maybe confidence has not been as high as I would like, but after these last two wins that looks like it is getting a lot better."[LNB][LNB][LNB]

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