Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam said on the Goals on Sunday show on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday morning (November 22) that Everton should be happy if they finish in the top 10 of the Premier League this season.
Adam suggested that Stoke themselves are pushing to end up in the top half of the table, and also claimed that Southampton are in the same group.
“There are six or seven clubs in the top half who will go for the Champions League (places),” said the Scotland international midfielder.
“There’s a group of us, Everton, Southampton, clubs like that who will probably be chasing 10th and above really. And I think anything from 10th and above for Everton would be good season.”
Everton are a big club, and they will certainly be pushing for a top-10 finish in the Premier League this season.
The Toffees ended up 11th in the standings last season, but they are doing well at the moment and could even end up in the top six.
Stoke also seem to have lofty ambitions of their own, and a top-10 finish is not impossible for them to achieve.
The Potters have some quality players in their squad, such as Xherdan Shari and Bojan Krkic.
Southampton will probably be aiming to finish in the top six. The Saints were seventh last season, and Ronald Koeman’s side will want to progress this term.