Everton legend Tim Cahill has said that now the club are up and running in the 2019/20 Premier League campaign, the expectation for manager Marco Silva and his aims this year, should definitely be to be challenging for those top six spots in the top flight.
With a point taken from the opening day draw with Crystal Palace, a solitary goal from Brazilian Bernard was enough to give us our first win of the year at Goodison Park as we welcomed Watford to home soil last Saturday, and as quoted by The Liverpool Echo as he spoke to Match of the Day, Cahill knew that in the eyes of fans, it was top six this year as we look to build on our league finish to the 2018/29 campaign.
“I expect Everton now to challenge in the top six. The spend is fantastic. The fans wanted change, they wanted more investment, they wanted a stadium. Everything seems to be going to plan. The football is positive and Silva is making his mark. Now he’s got his players, there’s an expectation an an ex-player, a fan and the fans. Sixth has to be the number. Finishing eighth two years on the spin after spending that amount of money puts pressure on him. The good thing is having Bill Kenwright behind him also, someone who believes in the club. This is a big moment and I feel like this year he has to produce.”
Plenty of fans will be hopeful that we can achieve just that given our dealings in the transfer market this summer, and once players adjust and settle properly we could be in store for a good year.