David Moyes targeting Champions League

Everton manager David MoyesEverton manager David Moyes hopes his team can maintain their early season form and qualify for next season’s Champions League, according to The Metro.

The Toffees qualified for the competition for the 2005/06 campaign, but were knocked out of in the preliminary stages.

Following their 2-2 draw with Fulham on Saturday, Moyes compared his current squad to the one that finished fourth in Premier League, hinting that he feels European football may be possible:

“This is the best we’ve played in my time here.” Moyes said.

“I couldn’t say yet if it’s the best team because the side that finished fourth (2004-05) and got into the Champions League were very consistent, resistant and ground out results.

“This team has an awful lot of attacking options. We can score and create chances.

“I hope we’re still pushing for top four at the end of the season.

“I don’t know if we will be because of the quality you need to be there.”

Everton’s solid form owes a lot to the performances of Marouane Fellaini and the Scotsman lauded his two-goal display against the Cottagers:

“Fellaini has taken the goalscoring on when we needed it. He’s a really good player and was a handful at all times against Fulham,”

“You need to get the points on the board and we missed the opportunity to do that. I’ve said ten games is a good time to assess your start, and we’ve had a good start compared to our usual starts.

“We’ve had a couple of games where we’ve felt hard done by, but against Fulham we have ourselves to blame.”