Europe appeals to Distin

29 March 2010 03:55
Everton defender Sylvain Distin is hoping the side can continue their late push towards a European place for next season. Following a desperately poor start to the campaign that yielded seven defeats and three draws from the opening 14 league games, they have since revived their fortunes. They have lost just twice in 18 league matches and the Frenchman feels it will be deserved if they can qualify for the Europa League again next term. He said: "If we deserve it then we'll have it. "Mathematically it is possible and as long as there are enough games to get there, we'll try. We feel like we have to keep our form like it is now until the end of the season." "We started the season with 10 or 15 players short due to injury. If you take 10 or 15 players out of any team, even the top four, they're going to struggle. "All the players have come back one by one, so now we're a bit more consistent. We're playing alongside the same players and with the same team week-in, week-out and you can see that can help."

Source: ESA