Everton can gatecrash European party, insists manager Moyes

26 March 2010 03:28
David Moyes admits that his Everton players are refusing to give up on their dream of European qualification despite the odds still being stacked against them.

Everton have lost just two of their last 17 games and need to maintain that form at troubled Wolves on Saturday, where a win could put them level on points with Liverpool and Aston Villa who are in sixth and seventh places.

Moyes has continually played down Everton's chances of gate-crashing the European party after the team gave themselves a real handicap by taking only 14 points from their first 15 games.

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But the outstanding performance and victory at fifth-placed Manchester City onWednesday has again cranked up the levels of expectation at Goodison Park.

Moyes said: 'We could come up on the blind side, but we need teams above us tofalter, to really come apart. But my players are trying their hardest to achievesomething despite the poor start we had to the campaign that really did for us.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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