Coleman reveals surprising Everton aim for rest of the season

Seamus Coleman playing for Republic of Ireland

Everton defender Seamus Coleman has suggested that he's looking to add to his goal tally over the rest of the season.

Everton defender Seamus Coleman has revealed a surprising target in the Daily Post he wants to achieve before the end of the season.

The right-back scored in the win against QPR last weekend and wants to add more goals to his collection before the end of the season.

“I got seven last season and you always want to do better than you did the previous season,” he said.

“That goal puts me on five but most important was winning the game.”

It’s a slightly surprising statement considering one of the main problems the Toffees have had this season falls in their back four.

The defence has been under real pressure and is one of the main reasons the club is battling for a place in the top half of the table, rather than pushing for the European places.

Some fans will argue that his priorities should be more focused on keeping clean sheets and playing well defensively, rather than getting forward and trying to improve the goal threat that the club poses.

If the Toffees can keep more clean sheets, Roberto Martinez can start giving certain players a greater attacking licence.

The priority has to be a rock solid defence and then an emphasis on developing the attack and not the other way around. Coleman is a defender first and an extra source of width and an additional goal threat second.

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