Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has charged Alex Iwobi and his teammates to remain focus in their pursuit for European football next season.
Iwobi was in action when the Toffees defeated Southampton 1-0 at Goodison Park in the Premier League.
Brazilian star Richarlison netted the winning goal and boost his side’s chances of European football next term.
Everton are currently seventh on the log, but could move into the top four with a win against struggling West Bromwich Albion on Thursday.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the win on Monday, Ancelotti said the target for his team is to play in Europe next season.
“It will be a dream to be in the top four at the end of the season. We are quite close, but the season is long – we have to stay in our goal which is to play Europa next season.
“We have a great opportunity to be in the top four and I think we’d like to touch the position,” Ancelotti added later in his press conference.
“We have to put all our efforts into the game on Thursday to try to be there. There is a real possibility to be in the top four in the next game, to see how we feel if we are there.
“It’s an opportunity to be there. If we win [against West Brom] we’ll be in the top four and there will be a big fight until the end of the season.
“We’re pleased that we can fight for that position but this doesn’t change our target, which is to be in Europe next season,” He said.
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