The former Manchester United midfielder Phil Neville has said that he wants his current team Everton to qualify for the Champions League by finishing in the fourth position this season.
Everton have been for starters to the lead for the last few seasons, which have prevented them from mounting a real challenge for the top four positions. In the absence, clubs like Manchester city and Tottenham have regularly qualified for the European places. After having made a good start to the current season, Everton are currently in the fifth place and with a real chance of achieving Champions league qualification for the first time is 2005.
This is also the ambition of the midfielder Phil Neville, who recently made his return to the first-team action after being out for the last few weeks with an injury. Everton recently managed a 2-1 victory over West Ham during the weekend, which propelled them to the fifth position ahead of Tottenham. They are also just two points behind the third placed Chelsea, although they have played a game more than the European champions. Neville has revealed that Everton have a real chance of being in the top four by Christmas if they manage to continue the good run against Wigan as well.
“I think we are doing really well. I think next week, when we play Wigan, is the turn of the year, is the halfway point, and if we can be in fifth or fourth position, that’s where we wanted to be at the start of the season. That’s the goal that the manager set us, be in the top four or be in and around the top four by the time we get to Christmas,” said Neville. Despite this lofty position, Everton have had just two victories in the last five matches.