Goodison Park

Next Game

Everton v Arsenal

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 17:30

Barclays Prem

The King Power Stadium

Last Game

Leicester 2 - 2 Everton

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Barry: We are after Europe

Gareth Barry has targeted a European spot for Everton this season, following their 1-0 win against Chelsea.

Last Updated: 16/09/13 at 13:54 Post Comment

Gareth Barry: Everton midfielder in action against Chelsea

Gareth Barry: Everton midfielder in action against Chelsea

The England international impressed in midfield for the Merseyside club on his Toffees debut at Goodison Park on Saturday and thinks that Roberto Martinez's side might surprise a few people this campaign.

Barry said: "Nobody is that stable and nobody looks like they will run away with the league. That means there could be a surprise this season, you never know.

"And from an Everton point of view, we want to get into the mix and finish as high as we can. Getting into Europe with Everton has to be a target. And the longer the season goes on, the more we'll set ourselves more targets."

One man who looks set to benefit from Barry's season-long loan spell at Goodison is James McCarthy.

McCarthy signed for £13millon on deadline day alongside Manchester City man Barry and he was full of praise for his new team-mate following the win over Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

McCarthy said: "He is brilliant. He got about, chased Chelsea down and never stopped harassing them. It will be a huge boost for me to play alongside him.

"I've only trained with him a few times but already he's been talking to me a lot, and he's a joy to work with. Obviously I'll learn a lot from training with Gareth. He's a great addition."

McCarthy, who made his Blues bow as a 66th-minute substitute, was thrilled to have been involved in his new club's first Premier League win of the season.

McCarthy added: "It felt like a massive achievement to make my debut at a club like Everton, the gaffer said I'd get a chance and I enjoyed it even if it was a difficult game. I'm just glad we got the points."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

K FIFA we're done, you can ban us now

jimmyjazz
Barcelona transfer ban upheld

A

h Daniel. I could spend hours on this subject putting the world to rights. You can even take a step back and ask why football fans (and society in general) have this need to know that something will happen before it actually does. There are times this important, when it comes to things like war, food production and natural disasters. A man you've never met changing his job? Not so much.

ajsr1982
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

G

reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

ianonabeach
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

Footer 365

Transfer News: Bruce confirms Hull are eying Vincent Aboubakar

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has revealed the club are considering a move for Lorient forward Vincent Aboubakar.

Premier League: Edin Dzeko signs new four-year Manchester City deal

Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City.

Champions League: Callum McGregor on target in Celtic draw

Celtic claimed a 1-1 draw with Maribor in Slovenia in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash.

Mail Box

So Long And Good Luck To Nani

A Mailbox that offers best wishes to a departing hero, defends Olivier Giroud, tells us to steady on over Calum Chambers and makes some amusing predictions...

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property