Everton will come good, insists Hibbert

Everton right-back Tony Hibbert has insisted that his side will start hitting form after the international break, having made a poor start to the season, reports the Liverpool Echo.

After achieving their highest ever Premier League points tally and running Arsenal close for the final Champions League place last season, the Toffees have only won once in their opening seven league matches this time around, conceding some 16 goals. The run has left them just one place outside the relegation positions.

Hibbert has played the last four games due to an injury to first choice right-back Seamus Coleman, and as a result has appeared in the Premier League for the first time in nearly two years. Domestic football does not resume until October 18, and despite the disappointment they have experienced so far in 2014-15, he is confident that things can change for the better.

“Football is funny. It’s hard to figure out why it hasn’t worked for us, it just happens,’ said Everton’s longest serving player. ‘We haven’t started the way we wanted to but it will come. We’ll click again. The games will come thick and fast again after the international break and we just need to get our confidence back and get going again.

“We just need a win. We’re not playing badly. We need to believe in ourselves more because we’ve still got the players we had last season. It’s only a matter of time. Hopefully after next weekend we’ll have some of the injured men back. A little rest and then we’ll kick on again.”

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