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The final countdown

Posted on 12 March 2012  - 12:35

Benoit Assou-Ekotto is ready for '10 cup finals' as we bid to finish third in the Premier League.

The final countdown

The full-back was involved in key incidents as we tried in vain to find an equaliser against Everton in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Everton.

He delivered the cross that ended with Jermain Defoe having a goal disallowed and then fired in the shot that led to a golden chance in injury time for Louis Saha, who hit the post.

"We started the game 45 minutes late," said Benoit. "We conceded the goal in the first half and couldn't come back.

"When you want to finish third in the Premier League, every game is difficult.

"We have 10 more league games until the end of the season and for us, it will be 10 cup finals."

Bolton are next in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup this Saturday, March 17, before we return to league action at home to Stoke on Wednesday, March 21. On the same night, Chelsea travel to City and Arsenal go to Everton.