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Moyes targets UEFA glory
16 Feb 2008 - 15:20:15
Everton boss David Moyes believes his squad contains enough quality to win the UEFA Cup this season.
The Toffees edged closer to the last 16 of the UEFA Cup after securing a 2-0 first leg victory over Norwegian side SK Brann in midweek.
That victory was a record sixth on the spin in European competition for the Merseysiders.
On the domestic front, Everton are also flying high in fourth place and on course for automatic qualification for the Champions League.
But whatever the outcome of their Premier League campaign, Moyes has set his sights on European glory.
"We have the squad to win the UEFA Cup and qualify for the Champions League. I do not see it as a choice, nobody can pick the one they want," he told the club's official website.
"Our squad is good enough. I'm told that six wins on the trot is a record in Europe for an Everton manager and that makes me proud.
"There is still a lot of work to be done but we are getting near the juicy part of the tournament, even if the UEFA Cup seems to go on forever.
"We are growing into this tournament. We did not hurt Brann enough early on and there is always an element of fear over two-legged ties.
"We are maturing as a team now and we are showing that maturity and that we understand how you have to play at this level.
"We have a lot of belief now that we can win away games in Europe and it is not going to get any easier.
"But the more games we have had this season the better we have played."