Everton midfielder Tim Cahill is quoted as saying that he and his team mates are desperate to clinch the fourth spot in the English Premier League table and qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season.
This season the Toffees have played some wonderful football and are currently fourth in the table although their Merseyside rivals Liverpool are breathing down their necks. Yet Cahill is convinced that Everton will finish fourth at the end of the season and says:
We are absolutely desperate to get that fourth place – we have a team full of players who want to play for this football club and who will do everything they can to get into the team. The similarities between now and three years ago when we finished fourth are strong. The biggest thing about this football club since I have been here is that the gaffer can rely on every single player. As a team, this is what we are all about. We run until we are dead. We play for each other and that is always the case when we put that Blue shirt on. We’ll play anywhere and do anything. We had a few boys doing different jobs at different times but we got on with it. Everyone is fighting for the cause.
Everton have been pretty much consistent this season and although they do not boast any really big names, the players have been played as a team and it would be hard not to admire their resilience and coherence.