Everton star reveals trophy ambition and message to Newcastle, Liverpool, Chelsea &

Everton defender James Tarkowski, a pivotal player under manager Sean Dyche, expresses his fervent desire to secure a trophy with Everton and has set his sights on the Carabao Cup this season.

Having joined Everton on a free transfer in the summer of 2022, the 31-year-old Tarkowski has been a consistent and influential presence, featuring in every league game and serving as captain for 16 starts this season. Tarkowski enjoyed a successful stint at Burnley under Dyche, amassing 219 appearances and achieving a notable seventh-place finish in the 2017/18 season.

Despite the challenges and off-field issues this season, Everton has shown strong form, winning nine of their last 13 games. Their upcoming Carabao Cup quarter-final clash against Fulham presents an opportunity to break their trophy drought, which dates back to 1995. Tarkowski, speaking on TalkSPORT, expresses the team’s readiness and enthusiasm for playing weekly, emphasizing the exciting prospect of potential cup success.

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Highlighting the favorable draw, with several big teams eliminated, Tarkowski sees Everton’s current form as a strong indicator of their chances to reach the final, especially considering the semi-final matchups involving Chelsea/Newcastle, Port Vale/Middlesbrough, and Liverpool/West Ham.

Looking ahead, Tarkowski anticipates facing his former club, Burnley, in their next fixture. Despite Vincent Kompany’s struggling side sitting 19th in the league, Tarkowski remains focused on the challenge, acknowledging the importance of securing points and maintaining Everton’s positive momentum.

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