Everton boss Marco Silva says that his side have ended the season a stronger one that the side that he inherited and started the season with back in August.
It was, however, two of his predecessor’s signings who bagged the goals as Everton finished the season with a 2-2 against Champions League finalists Spurs.
Having beaten Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, and having the honour of being the last side to take points from Liverpool – which would ultimately cost them the title – the Blues have been in a fine run of form against the top six in the Premier League.
Now Silva wants to lead his side into that top six, and challenge to become one of the Premier League’s top sides again.
“To be a top six club in this country now is really tough,” said Silva, speaking to the BBC.
“We must be realistic for our team. We must work hard and do everything perfectly. We will try, our job is to work really hard every day and improve what we did the season before.
“I have no doubts we are a stronger team than at the start of the season.”