Fellaini wants Champions League football to stay at Everton
Thursday 22 November 2012
Marouane Fellaini, Everton’s Belgian midfielder, has spoken to the Daily Mirror of his desire to play Champions League football. He also spoke about his future at Goodison Park.
“I want to play in the Champions League, and if Everton finish in the top four then I'm happy to stay here - I'd love to do that with Everton,” Fellaini said.
He added: “I want to improve as a player, and I want to give everything for Everton. They brought me here from Standard Liege and gave me my chance to play in the Premier League, and I always want to repay them for that.”
“I had two big injuries and they stuck by me and I worked very hard to come back from them. I feel good now in terms of my fitness, and I want to go to the next level, in the Champions League.”
Fellaini has been in good form this season and is currently Everton’s top scorer in the Premier League having scored six goals in 11 games and provided three assists. He helped propel Everton into a Champions League qualifying position although four draws and a defeat in their last six games have seen Everton drop down to fifth.
The Merseyside club faces a tough end to the year as they play Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.
On the upcoming fixtures, Fellaini said: “This is a big month for us, we'll know a lot more about how well we can do this season afterwards, we are playing the big teams, and we will see a lot more about where we stand after we play them. We have a lot of points up for grabs and it can make a big difference.”
After picking up a fifth yellow card of the season the 6ft 4 inch midfielder is banned for the visit of Norwich City to Goodison Park this Saturday but, fitness permitting, will be available again for next week’s midweek game against Arsenal.
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