Spurs midfielder: Everton boss restored my confidence

09:01 29 May 2012


Everton's Steven Pienaar celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Steven Pienaar hailed David Moyes

Tottenham midfielder Steven Pienaar has revealed that returning to Everton to work with David Moyes turned his season around.

The South African only made seven appearances in all competitions for Spurs in the first half of the season but made 14 league appearances for the Toffees since returning on January 31.

“The Everton manager sat me down and told me to be a bit selfish and get in the box to score goals,” said Pienaar.

“When you return from injury you have more hunger and excitement for the game, but the season is over now and I have to show that same form for the national team.

The midfielder also hinted that his time at White Hart Lane was coming to an end by saying he doesn’t have a choice about making his return there.

“I have to go back [to Spurs],” he added. “I don’t have a choice. I have a contract there. But for now, it’s crucial to help Bafana get six points in these qualifiers.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
2 3 4 5 6

Latest Tottenham news

Monday, October 5, 2015
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (Jed Leicester/PA Wire)

Jose Mourinho is now the second favourite to be the next Premier League manager to be sacked this season.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Christian Eriksen (centre) scored both of Tottenham's goals against Swansea on Sunday

Christian Eriksen admits he feels like “the old one” in Tottenham’s midfield alongside Eric Dier and Dele Alli, and that it gave him an added sense of responsibility as he scored both of the visitors’ goals in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Swansea.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Christian Eriksen celebrates the second of his two goals against Swansea

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen has revealed studying Italian maestro Andrea Pirlo is the secret behind his dead-ball brilliance.

Monday, October 5, 2015
(R) Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring the 1st Arsenal goal with (L) Hector Bellerin. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal and Crystal Palace caught the eye infront of the cameras while West Ham and Spurs battled back to draw but which players stood out? Who made our team of the weekend?

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Line-Up Events


You won't need to fork out for groceries for a while!

Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets, prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here!

Read more
Shop till you drop!

Here’s your chance to treat yourself to a new wardrobe and a whole lot more with this MyOffers competition to win an incredible £2,500 to spend at Primark on whatever you like!

Read more

Latest Tech News