Southall: How Everton's struggles this season could benefit them

Everton legend Neville Southall has explained the silver lining of the club's Premier League inconsistency.

Everton legend Neville Southall told Extra Time for talkSPORT he feels the team’s Premier League struggles could benefit the club.

Everton registered a 2-1 win against QPR over the weekend to create a nine point gap above the bottom three, but it’s still not the season that the club and manager Roberto Martinez would have been hoping for.

Southall has stressed the need for the club to learn from the situation and the necessity for them to react in the right way ahead of next season.

“I think being down there could actually benefit them – they can look at it and spend a bit of money to move forward,” he said.

Everton have experienced several problems over the course of the campaign, with some areas of the team underperforming.

The defence has struggled at times domestically, which has left the attack under heavy pressure and the side has slowly dropped down the table.

Hopefully, Everton can finish the season on a high before Martinez invests in the right way over the summer.

The Toffees have become used to operating on a shoestring budget, but it’s vital Martinez is allowed to sign the players he wants to target in the transfer market.

He may already be planning for the sort of targets that he wants to go after in the summer, but there are still six very important points to play for in the Premier League before the club hits that important 40 points mark.

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