Moyes Must Accept The Bar Has Been Raised!

Last updated : 05 October 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
David Moyes insists there is no crisis at Everton, saying they will have an identical played seven, won three, drawn one and lost three record as this time last term.

A season where they finished fifth in the league in what was widely hailed as a "successful" year.

But with an early exit from Europe and the Carling Cup, AND the league position 'average' at best, a lot more was expected from the Toffees this term.

Moyes: "[Newcastle] is a really important game that we want to win because if we do we will have a similar points total as we had last year.

"From that point of view it will give us the feeling that maybe we can have a season similar to the last one.

"Okay we are out of the cups which is not good but there will always be difficult periods, I have had them before and I am sure I will have them again.

"We have not started as well as we like and we have got reasons rather than excuses for that but I think players are coming back into form and we are getting players back from injury - so there are signs that we are going to play better.

"The players I have got here are terrific.

"They're really keen, conscientious about their work, disappointed when they don't win and the players are really good.

"They showed a great attitude to try and turn it around [against Standard Liege] and they are trying to make things better.

"I know we got knocked out but I thought they played with more confidence and played better.

"I was more pleased with that performance than any other this season so that is a positive and we need to use that in the Newcastle game and try and get three points from it."