Everton captain Phil Neville is expecting his side to bounce back from their shock FA Cup Quarter Final defeat to Wigan and maintain their focus on European qualification for next season.
“The Champions League place is in the distance; a European place, we would take that now,” said Neville after the Toffees’ humbling 3-0 defeat to Roberto Martinez’s Wigan side.
“It’s what we have been going for all season, making sure that next season there is European football being played at Everton. That’s our aim and that remains our aim,” he told the football betting news.
With manager, David Moyes, stalling over signing a new contract and Everton fans facing up to another trophy-less season, Neville knows that he and his teammates must act quickly to restore pride at Goodison Park.
“If we can finish in the top four then so be it, but at the moment our short-term aim is to win next Saturday against Man City, to recover and bounce back and show a reaction that we didn’t get on Saturday against Wigan and to attack the last eight or nine games of the season,” Neville said.
Traditionally, David Moyes, side have finished their league campaigns strongly, and they will need to do so again if they are to avoid another mediocre mid table finish.
In the likes of Phil Neville, Moyes has players who will battle for the cause and have known success but they will need to produce a special run of form if they are to overhaul Arsenal and climb into Europa League qualification.
Given the run of fixtures that the Blues face between now and the rest of the season, it looks like being too big a challenge for Neville and his team; fans who bet on football nevertheless have an outside chance of earning a profit from Moyes’ boys.