Pienaar says luck missing
Steven Pienaar believes Everton are just missing that little bit of lady luck this season.
Last Updated: 07/10/08 3:35pm
Steven Pienaar believes Everton are just missing that little bit of luck in order to turn around their disappointing start to the season.
The Toffees are currently winless from their four home Premier League matches while they are already out of the Uefa Cup and Carling Cup.
Pienaar believes it is important to stay positive and look forward rather than dwelling on missed opportunities and dropped points this season.
"It wasn't easy [being injured] but I've worked hard these last few weeks and I was very eager to come back," he told the club's official website.
"The defeat in Europe is all behind us. We lost the game and we can't keep on moaning about what happened.
"If you want to go forward, you have to leave the past behind you. It's behind us now and we have to take each game as it comes and give our best.
"But I really don't know what the problem has been for the team. I think the guys have given everything, I just think we're missing lady luck at the moment - it will come and when it does I think it will stick.
"We've got 10 days off so hopefully we'll figure it out what's going wrong."
Meanwhile, Everton have confirmed Leon Osman will not require surgery to cure his long-standing knee injury.
It had been reported the Toffees midfielder was set to go under the knife to resolve the problem that has been bothering him persistently this term.
However, Everton have been pleased with how the injury has responded in recent weeks, meaning he does not need to go under the knife just yet.
"Contrary to reports, Leon Osman has not had an operation," said head physio Mick Rathbone.
"In actual fact the knee has settled down a bit over the last few weeks and so we're monitoring the situation closely.
"Osman has shown no ill effects of the knee problem so far this season, scoring twice in nine appearances."