Evans started the 2-1 cup defeat, alongside midfielder Gareth Barry who was also involved in the late-night incident, but Evans was stripped of the captaincy by manager Alan Pardew.
"But certainly this week we are much more focused and the desire levels have come together. Going forward we're going to have live and die by the margins and hopefully they go our way".
"That incident magnified our situation and the only way we can get out of that kind of spotlight is to win games". We know how important Saturday's game is. "This weekend he needs to prove to me, the fans, and the club that he's the right man to lead us". "They want the team to win and I don't expect that stadium to be anything but positive when we walk out. We have a massive game against Huddersfield".
"We need to win for our fans, for ourselves, for our pride and show courage and honour in our performance".
We're either going to perform the great escape, go down fighting with dignity, or go down with a whimper..
"That was understandable because the news had blown up in front of us before the game".
"It will never go away. There's a board here that comes together and decides that and that is the decision that has been taken and we move on now".
Fans of the Premier League must truly wonder if there will an end to this revolving cycle because it is truly getting tiresome but I for one wouldn't bet on it with Premier League survival such a precious thing with the money at stake.