By Amir Mir
Ronald Koeman has suggested it would be “impossible” for Everton to win the Premier League title if the bigger teams prove their qualities this season.
Koeman’s side have had a positive start to their campaign picking up 13 points from a possible 15, as they sit in second place, two points behind leaders Manchester City.
Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City side shocked the world last season, when they lifted the Premier League crown, despite being 5000-1 outsiders.
Asked by the Liverpool Echo, if his side can replicate Leicester’s famous title success last season, he replied:
“I don’t think so, but you never know,” Koeman told the Liverpool Echo. “But what is normal in life, what is normal in football? I am realistic. If I tell you we will fight for the title then I think most of the people will say ‘that man is crazy’.
“Come on. Why do we need to change our mind about our aspirations and ambition after 13 points from five games? No. The big teams have much more qualities. If they aren’t disappointing like last year, it will be impossible.
“We know it’s only the start of the season. It’s a long way to go. We need to improve. We can improve if we want to fight for Europe.”
The Merseyside club have picked up four consecutive wins, with star player Romelu Lukaku scoring four goals in his last two games.
Koeman’s side welcome Alex Neil’s Norwich side to Goodison Park on Tuesday night in a EFL Cup third-round tie.
In other Everton team news, this is how the Toffees are expected to line-up against Norwich, with Koeman making seven changes.