Gylfi Sigurdsson

Sigurdsson: Players not content with sixth

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Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has said that the players weren’t content by being sixth in the Premier League and want to finish the season as high up the table as possible.

Sixth place is traditionally seen as being enough to get a Premier League team in the Europa League, but Sigurdsson insists that the players – like the fans – want even more from themselves, but accepts that the club under a new manager is still very much a work in progress.

Sigurdsson has come into form since Marco Silva took over as manager in the summer, and the Icelander says that he feels Silva is doing a good job at making sure the team play football he wants them to play.

The former Swansea man has made 28 appearances under Silva, and says that it takes time to improve as a club, but that the players are striving for better.

“Not just as a club, but as players and for the fans we would want to be higher up in the league,” he told Sky Sports News.

“When we were sixth in the league I don’t think any of the players were happy because it’s about where you finish the season and we kind of feel the same way at the moment and we’re not happy.

“Our aim is to finish the season in a strong spot.

“Of course, yes, it does take time [under a new manager].

“It’s his first season, when he came in he wanted to make changes to the way the club plays and how he wants to move the club on in the future.

“It is a process when a new manager comes in and I think he’s doing a really good job at the moment.”

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