UK time is: 05:14:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Everton have to be ready for Europe

The chase is on for Champions League football next season. Arsenal, Everton, Tottenham and Manchester United are still all in striking distance of fourth place.

It's the target that all teams are in the Premier League are aiming for, the Premier League may well be the best domestic league in the world, but the UEFA Champions League is the pinnacle of European football and with that comes the financial rewards, especially once the new BT Sport contract comes into play.

However for Everton, any European football will prove to be a step forward and as we progress under Roberto Martinez, the UEFA Europa League will be a big step forward.

It does bring its problems of course, our squad for instance would be far too small to compete on two fronts. The strain of Thursday-Sunday games with all the travel in between would be difficult. But it is something a club like Everton should be chasing.

"What's important is that as a football club we are ready, in every department, and to be tested and push ourselves in Europe. Martinez told The Echo.

He continued: "We are so fortunate to have a group of players we have. We need to take all the good work from this campaign into the next campaign and the only way we can do that is by qualifying for European competition.

"It is not going to be easy because we are in the same boat as Spurs, Manchester United even Southampton, Newcastle as well as the top four in the league.

"So it is not an easy ask but we don't want it to be easy."


Vital Everton is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forums but you can also write an article to be published on the website or a suggest a poll so you can air your views.

Join Vital Everton









Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Yak Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 28 2014

Time: 11:00AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Everton Articles

Everton show interest in Shawcross (Monday September 1 2014)

Cleverley snubs Everton (Monday September 1 2014)

Duffy Exit Confirmed (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

Martinez : Costa Was Disrepectful (Sunday August 31 2014)

Martinez Disappointed With Defending (Saturday August 30 2014)

Stats: Everton v Chelsea (Saturday August 30 2014)

Everton make one change to face Chelsea (Saturday August 30 2014)

Archived Everton Articles

List All Vital Everton Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Rob-EFC 4
2. ToffeeBlue 2
3. EvertonMike 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Everton 3 - 6 Chelsea
Everton 2 - 2 Arsenal
Leicester City 2 - 2 Everton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Man Utd 3 0 2 1 -1 2
15. Leicester City 3 0 2 1 -2 2
16. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 -2 2
17. Everton 3 0 2 1 -3 2
18. WBA 3 0 2 1 -3 2
19. Crystal Palace 3 0 1 2 -3 1
20. Burnley 3 0 1 2 -3 1

Breaking League News

Assaidi returns on loan
Stoke : 02/09/2014 00:50:00
Doyle Beats The Clock, Murray Out On Loan
Crystal Palace : 01/09/2014 23:58:00
Mbiwa Allowed To Go Despite Shortage
Newcastle : 01/09/2014 23:35:00
Two Further Loans Confirmed
Southampton : 01/09/2014 23:27:00
Huws Joins Wigan - Valencia Confirm Negredo
Man City : 01/09/2014 23:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Main target for 2014/15?
Suggested By:  
Win the Premier League 9%
Qualify for the Champions League 58%
Domestic Silverware 10%
Win the Europa League 14%
Europa League qualification 9%