JOSEPH YOBO – EVERTON CAN WIN THE PREMIER LEAGUE THIS SEASON
Former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo believes Everton can win their first English Premier League title under manager Marco Silva this season.
The former Everton player sees no reason why his old club cannot win the title under their Portuguese manager. With two wins, one draw and one defeat, Everton are in sixth position with seven points after four games – with their last victory coming against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.
The team has strengthened their squad with the addition of Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Jonas Lossl, Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Moise Kean, Djibril Sidibe, and Alex Iwobi. Having finished eighth last season under the Portuguese manager, According to Yobo, the Goodison Park giants’ mixed results are expected because of the new faces in the team, but he is trust the team will flourish with time.
After the international break, the Toffees travel to the Vitality Stadium for their clash with Bournemouth on September 15. Here are the words of Yobo according to GOAL
Asked if Everton can end their campaign for the English top-flight glory under Silva, Yobo told Goal:
"Why not? In 2006, when I was at Everton, we qualified for the Champions League ahead of Liverpool.
"Everton is a family club and also a cultural club – they have a way that they play and the fans are always behind them.
"This season, they’ve got players coming in and when you sign a lot of new players under a new manager, it sometimes affects the team. The players coming in need to blend into the team playing style.
"But obviously as from next season, I think they will have that solidity and togetherness and the team can perform better.
“The future looks very bright because for football clubs, finances say a lot and Everton have that spending power now.” Never say never, everything is possible in football. Now that the club is growing bigger and with the money they are spending, I’m sure they will attract more quality players and add to the ones they already have and that will aid their Premier League ambition.