In a wide-ranging and frank interview today on talkSPORT live from Warsaw David Moyes discussed all things Everton with Andy Gray and Richard Keys and insisted his eyes were firmly fixed on winning European qualification for the Blues.
A relaxed sounding Moyes talked enthusiastically about the Euros, 4-4-2, Spain, Germany, Wayne and Roy Hodgson before, finally, that question was asked. And once again he clearly stated that he has had no contact with Spurs, and that Bill Kenwright and he are busy working together and planning for the new season at Everton.
Asked about the acquisition of Nikica Jelavic he said that he watched him play for Rangers against Celtic a couple of times, but admitted he wasn’t entirely sure and it was Davie Weir who nagged away and finally persuaded him of his qualities. Moyes added that Jelavic “makes every other Everton player 10% better, they know they can play through him, and if they get the ball into the box he’ll put it away.”
For the coming season cup silverware and European football are the realistic targets; should they manage to qualify for the Champions League Moyes said it would feel “like winning the league.”
Asked about a new stadium and the possibility of a ground-share he conceded that the idea was a non-starter with many fans but that it would make a lot of sense for Everton. Make no mistake David Moyes sounded enthusiastic, at ease, confident, motivated and fully committed to the job in hand.