Kevin Keegan believes that Newcastle United should consider Everton, who will most likely finish 5th this season, as a team they have to overtake in the league â€“ maybe even next season.
David Moyes – great job as Everton manager
Everton need a single point on Sunday to secure fifth position and qualify for the UEFA Cup next season.
Thereâ€™s no doubt whatsoever that David Moyes has done a great job at Everton with very limited resources, and it should give us hope that Newcastle can shortly finish just beneath the top 4 in the Premier League.
Kevin said at the news conference this morning:
“This club is the fifth biggest club in the country so there’s no reason for me to believe we cannot finish fifth,” “That’s our target next year and it’s a very good target to set ourselves.â€
“David Moyes has done a fantastic job at Everton and they are the only team that have broken into that top four in recent years.â€ “Unfortunately in the following season they finished fairly low down the table because obviously you have more games and need a bigger squad.â€
“But with the resources David has got he’s done a great job and it’s up to us to catch them up.” “They are a bit like ourselves in that they haven’t got a big squad, but it proves that it (top four finish) can be done.
“It’s a good test for us on Sunday and it’s very important that we go out there and put in a good performance.”
“We need to take that first-half performance from the Chelsea game and play like that for 90 minutes, if we can do that then you’d have to fancy our chances of getting a result.”
It now looks official that 5th place is our target next year, and that’s great because we’ll need a much improved team to finish just below the top four.
Hey, just think, if we overshoot and do better than we think we’ll do next season – we could even finish in 4th place.
There’s a thought.