Everton fans should be getting very excited about Sasha Ryazantsev’s comments

Everton may not have started the season as strongly as they would have hoped, but there is cause for optimism at Goodison Park.

12-points from eight games leaves the Toffees mired in the middle of the pack, with an even spread of wins, draws and loses.

Brazilian summer signing Richarlison and Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson have played their part in the good times on Merseyside so far, but the Everton board are looking to the future for the next step on.

Champions League nights have often been a dream for the blue half of Liverpool, with Everton last in the competition back in 2005 when they faced Villarreal CF in the qualifying rounds.

The UEFA Cup and more recently the Europa League has been the European home for the Blues but desire remains to see the club challenging the ever-growing English powerhouses that lockout the top four.

Sasha Ryazantsev certainly wants those dreams to become a reality amidst Everton’s big plans for the future.