David Moyes has urged his Everton players to go to Arsenal and record a historic win at the Emirates Stadium if they want to play in the Champions League next season, the
Everton are currently sixth, four points behind Arsenal, who sit third, with a point separating Moyes’ side from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, having played a game more than Rafael Benitez’s team. Chelsea are Everton’s opponents on the final day of the season – at Stamford Bridge – while Everton drew 2-2 with Tottenham at White Hart Lane a few weeks ago.
“I’ve said to the players that we’re going to have to win away from home, and for the Champions League it might have to be more than one. It’s us trying to break new ground in a lot of ways,” Moyes said.
He added that he feels the opposition raise their game when faced with Everton, which has contributed to Everton’s poor record in away games against their Champions League rivals – Everton have never beaten Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool away from home under Moyes, and play the Merseyside derby at Anfield before the end of the season.
Moyes continued: “We’ve got an opportunity and we’ll try to take it. The players know this is a chance and because of that there’s not a great deal that needs to be said. And it is a small chance, about 15 per cent. There are only five or six teams that can say they’ve got a chance so we’re happy to be in this position.
“The problem we’ve got is every game we lose, people are probably going to say, “That’s you out of it.” If we win this one, we’ll be in with an opportunity. If we lose, our chance will probably go.”
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