Mirallas hopes 'outsider' Blues can finish in the top five

Saturday 4 March 2017  5 Comments  [Jump to last]

Kevin Mirallas is eyeing a good result at White Hart Lane tomorrow that would keep Everton's unbeaten run going as they hunt down the teams above them.

The Blues take on a Tottenham side that is unbeaten on home turf in the Premier League this season where they have won eight games on the bounce and Mirallas admits it will be a tough assignment.

“We are in a good position," he told evertonfc.com. "We are a little bit of an outsider but if we continue to win the tough games then we will have a good chance to get in the top five.

“Tottenham had a top performance last week and they are in a good moment. It's a very big test for the team — if we win or draw this game, I think it's a good result.

"If we draw against Tottenham and win the next two games at home [against West Bromwich Albion and Hull City], we have a good chance to make it into the top five or six.”

Arguably the most intriguing aspect of tomorrow's contest will be the meeting of the Premier League's joint-top scorers, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane.

Mirallas believes that if his compatriot can keep his rate of scoring, it could be the key to Everton making a late run as dark horses for the guaranteed European qualification places.

“For me, Rom is better. He's stronger and faster. It's true Harry Kane was the best goalscorer in the Premier League last season but I hope Rom can win that trophy this year.

“Rom has 17 and I hope he can get 10 or 15 more. If he finishes as the top goalscorer, we have the chance to finish in the top five.”  

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Jeff Armstrong
3 Posted 04/03/2017 at 20:46:55
"If we draw against Tottenham", negative before we even start!
Mark Andersson
4 Posted 05/03/2017 at 00:23:27
I don't agree Harry Kane is the better striker and links up play better.

If Rom wants to prove himself as good as he thinks he is, then he should bust a gut to score and help the team win the game.

Tim Greeley
5 Posted 05/03/2017 at 03:07:59
"They are in a good moment" c'mon Super Kev don't you mean they are in a PHENOMENAL moment!?!?

Plus, if Kev thinks Rom can do 15 more goals this season, well the... hell, yes he can! Pure Belgian positivity – catch the fever!!

Stan Schofield
6 Posted 05/03/2017 at 09:13:37
Kane has been scoring in a team playing consistently well for some time, whilst Lukaku has shown that he can score whether or not the team plays well. There is really no comparison between the these strikers.
Robert Leigh
7 Posted 05/03/2017 at 11:10:10
I think people also forget Kane takes their penalties which gives him a few extra per season.

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