Everton can finish in Champions League spots, insists Leon Osman

Everton veteran Leon Osman is confident that the Toffees can finish in the Champions League spots

Everton manager Roberto Martinez Photo: Everton FC

Leon Osman is confident that Everton can finish in the Champions League places this season.

The Toffees were pipped to a fourth-place finish by Arsenal last term after losing to Southampton and Manchester City in two of their final three Premier League games.

We want to aim for the Champions League next season, we want to win all the cups we’re in

Leon Osman

However, 33-year-old Osman is optimistic that Roberto Martinez’s men can continue to improve and challenge for a top-four finish.

“Can we improve on last season? I think so. With the group of players that we’ve got and the squad we’ve got. Absolutely. It’s possible.” Osman is quoted as saying in the Liverpool Echo.

“If we went into a season thinking we wanted to try and do the same as what we did last season, or try and get close to what we did last season you’re not going to achieve anything.

“You’ve always get to aim higher. We want to aim for the Champions League next season, we want to win all the cups we’re in. That’s what the aim is.

“I think with the group of players we’ve got, it is achievable.

“With everything in football, the second season is always the hardest. Because people know what to expect so it’s up to us to raise our game again.

“When you look in the eyes of the players around the dressing room, I think we all think it’s achievable.”

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