Distin plays down Champions League hopes

Everton defender Sylvain DistinSylvain Distin is adamant that Everton are not distracted by talk of Champions League qualification and will only consider the possibility after Christmas.

The Toffees moved above Tottenham into fourth place the Premier League table, following their 2-1 victory over the Londoners at Goodison Park.

This has led to talk that the Merseysiders could make a sustained push to nick the final qualification spot for Europe’s top club competition for the first time since 2005.

But, Distin says that the squad are not distracted by the possibility:

“It doesn’t mean a lot to us now,” he is quoted by SkySports.

“It is obviously better to be there than in the bottom four but it is too early.

“The more time goes and more you stay in this position then the more you start to believe.

“But we have to get through the Christmas period and see where we are and then we can start dreaming.

“But I can’t see any easy games. Every game is important and we are really focused on what we want to do.”

The French defender went on to say that Everton are playing the best football he has seen since joining the club in 2009.