Not only is the Argentine defender keen for us to put on a good performance and improve our home form, but he also sees today’s game as an ideal chance to gain ground on some of our Premier League rivals.
Level with the Toffees on 17 points, a win today would see us leapfrog Everton, Newcastle and Swansea and keep us firmly in the mix in what is a very tight domestic battle.
That’s not lost on central defender Federico, who reckons we’re more than capable of securing a positive result against Roberto Martinez’s men.
“Everton always try to play and they have good players, but we need to win this game,” said the 27-year-old.
“We need a positive result and we need to continue the same form we showed in the second half against Hull City last week.
“It’s very important to win this game as there are a lot of teams close together in the Premier League table.
“It’s so close, we’re all competing together and all teams can beat each other. It’s important for us to get the three points to climb higher.”