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Everton boss Benitez: Beating Brentford can give season lift-off

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Everton boss Rafa Benitez feels victory over Brentford can reignite their season.

Benitez is directing his focus onto the potential uplift – materially and mentally – victory in west London would supply.

“It is important to win any game but this is the first one we have [to begin a winning run]," said Benitez to the club's website.

“If you think about just winning one game, we could be really close to the top six.

“That is the situation, there is a lot of teams very close together and one game can change everything.

“Hopefully, this game will change everything for us and we will be higher in the table and with more confidence for the next ones.

“We did so well at the beginning of the season that everybody was expecting we would continue at this level.

“We have missed players through injuries and it affected us. Too much, maybe.

“We need to be sure we have these players coming back and then we have the group with the same attitude and mentality as the beginning of the season.

“It's a question of time before you win the first game then, hopefully, the next one, then the confidence comes back."

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