Everton's Osman aims to end season on a high with win over Tottenham

Leon Osman

Leon Osman wants to sign off the 2014/15 Premier League season in style with a win against Tottenham Hotspur.

Everton midfielder Leon Osman is determined to end the Premier League campaign on a high in front of another sold out Goodison Park.

In order to achieve ending the season in style, Everton will have to claim victory over Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur side on Sunday afternoon.

Roberto Martinez's men have not been at the races this season and, like rivals Liverpool, look half the team they were a year ago. After an underwhelming season, a win over Spurs is important.

The London club in question have also had an underwhelming year. Showcasing moments of brilliance here and there from key players such as Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen, Spurs usually push a little more convincingly for a top-four finish, although not necessarily achieving the position.

Pochettino will not want his former Southampton side to finish above him, and anything but a win over Everton on the final day of the season could see that happen.

"That [to beat Tottenham] is the aim," Osman told the official Everton website.

"We always aim to finish the season off well at home.

"Hopefully we can get a good turnout and a good result to send everyone off happy."

Celebrations were underway for the Everton veteran last week. Not only was his 34th birthday around the corner, Osman also levelled matters in the 2-1 away victory over Sam Allardyce's West Ham United side. The fixture also marking his 350th appearance for the Merseyside club.

As a leader in the dressing room, praising younger teammates comes hand-in-hand with the job. Osman has been impressed with former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku after the Belgian provided the assist for his effort at Upton Park.

He added: "To score goals in the Premier League is fantastic. I haven't scored as many as I'd have liked to this season but I'm delighted to have got one [on Saturday].

"But Rom's was obviously an important goal for us too. He's effective at the top end of the pitch, especially when people tire towards the end of the game. He's physically strong and he's a great asset for us.

"We enjoy playing against West Ham traditionally and Rom seems to anyway because he always scores goals."

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