Tim Howard hopes that Everton do not keep requiring Tim Cahill to come to their rescue.
The Australian grabbed the late winner in Wednesday's 1-0 Uefa Cup victory over Zenit St Petersburg, ensuring that Everton will now top Group A and avoid the sides dropping out of the UEFA Champions League.
Cahill has now scored six goals in his last nine games, including a late leveller in the 1-1 draw at Chelsea and the extra-time winner against Luton in the Carling Cup.
Goalkeeper Howard, like former Manchester United colleague Phil Neville, has been handing out European advice to those who want it, but reckons that there has been little need to say anything to Cahill the way he has been playing.
"Tim's goals are worth their weight in gold," Howard said.
"The way his 'engine' is and the way he pops up at the right time. It is almost as if we are too dependent on him.
"When things are not going well, you look for him to get in there and nick a goal. He does it time and time again, it is so nice to have him around.
"Some players have a knack for getting goals from midfield positions, they sense where they ought to be. Some say it is luck, but he makes his own luck on the pitch."
The victory at Goodison on Wednesday now means that David Moyes will have the luxury of being able to rest some of his players for the final group game at AZ Alkmaar.
Everton's perfect progression in the competition so far is remarkable given the fact that their squad contains few players with substantial European experience.
Howard though feels that they are coping well, and that anything could now happen.
"How far can we go? Who knows, this is all very new to the majority of the lads," he said.
"We sat in the dressing room afterwards and realised that we were top of a difficult group and now we avoid the Champions League drop-outs and get a team who has finished third in their group.
"But there are some pretty tough sides hovering around third place in the other groups so we will have to wait and see now how it pans out.
"We know it will be tough. Out of the group stages things will get more difficult, but everyone is confident we can keep this European run going."