Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin insists Everton are focused on a top-six finish for now as they try to secure European football.
The Toffees currently sit seventh in the Premier League table after picking up 47 points from 28 matches. Ronald Koeman’s side have won three of their last five games and are in good spirits following their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion last time out.
The club missed out on Europa League football last season under former boss Roberto Martinez but the current squad are aiming high. While a top-four finish is not out of the question, Schneiderlin admits his side are just aiming to beat his former club Manchester United into sixth.
He told Goal: “We just want one thing today – to catch the team above us. That’s our main focus because it’s the only way we can improve every day.
“We’re going to try the Europa League for sure. The seventh place could still qualify us so we are going to try to maintain this seventh place and be in Europe.
“But after that for us it’s just a case of trying to catch (Manchester United) because the most dangerous thing now is to be seventh and there’s nothing to play for because our performance will drop dramatically.”
Everton face Hull City before the international break and then face two huge games against Liverpool and Manchester United.
They are 1.50 favourites to beat the Tigers, the draw is 4.20 and Hull are 7.00 outsiders.