Barclays Premier League

Everton need Pienaar: Distin

2012-07-17 08:41
Steven Pienaar (AFP)
Johannesburg - Everton defender Sylvain Distin believes re-signing Tottenham midfielder Steven Pienaar is crucial to the Merseysiders' success next season.

The South Africa captain was instrumental in the Toffees' late-season surge after returning to Goodison Park on loan last term, netting four times in 14 appearances.

Pienaar's permanent return looks to be on the cards with the club having opened talks with Spurs over a deal for the midfielder.

Distin reckons with the re-capture of Pienaar, along with maybe one other new signing, Everton could once again be a formidable force come the 2012/13 campaign.

"We are looking forward to the new season," the French defender told the Liverpool Echo.

"If we can add Steven and maybe one other player, that would be great.

"Steven is the priority. When he came back last season, he changed the way we played. It was good to see him coming back. We have got everything crossed that he will be back soon.

"We have to be honest and say that we don't have the financial power of some of the other teams. But we will still keep competing.

"We hope not to lose any players but if we do, we will just keep working hard. We will fight to finish as high as we can.

"Hopefully we will keep everyone, get players like Pienaar and everything will be great."

Read more on:    everton  |  epl  |  steven pienaar  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @00:00
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
08 August 2015
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur, Old Trafford 13:45
Norwich City v Crystal Palace, Carrow Road 16:00
Everton v Watford, Goodison Park 16:00
Leicester City v Sunderland, King Power Stadium 16:00
Bournemouth v Aston Villa, Vitality Stadium 16:00
Chelsea v Swansea City, Stamford Bridge 18:30
09 August 2015
Arsenal v West Ham United, Emirates Stadium 14:30
Newcastle United v Southampton, St. James' Park 14:30
Stoke City v Liverpool, Britannia Stadium 17:00
10 August 2015
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 21:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Vote

With the season all but done, are you happy with your side's performance?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.