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Pienaar relishing Saha reunion

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by Kate Morton

Toffees star looking forward to facing ex-team mate.

Everton’s Steven Pienaar admits he’s delighted to see old team-mate Louis Saha still plying his trade in the Barclays Premier League.

Saha, who left Everton at the beginning of the year, joined Sunderland in the summer via a short spell in London with Spurs. 

Louis is a great player and a great person off the field, too. It’s great for the Premier League that he is still playing here.

- Steven Pienaar

The Frenchman will return to Goodison Park with the Black Cats tomorrow and Pienaar says the Toffees will have to be on their guard.

“Louis is an unpredictable player when he plays and you always have to watch him,” he explained.

“We still message each other on BlackBerry. I’m definitely pleased he stayed in the Premier League.

“Louis is a great player and a great person off the field, too. It’s great for the Premier League that he is still playing here.”

Pienaar’s side have made an excellent start to the season and currently sit fourth in the division.

But the South African is taking nothing for granted as he prepares to come up against a manager he respects in Martin O’Neill.

“This is a big game for us and we need maximum points to stay up there,” he said.

“Sunderland are going to come with a battling mentality. They have a great manager who always wants his teams to work hard.”

-       Material courtesy of Everton TV.