Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes that his side have made “real progress” this season. After finishing in 11th position for the past two seasons, the Merseyside Club are set to finish seventh in the League this season and play in the Europa League next season.
The Dutchman said, “We have achieved qualification for Europe for the first time in three years. We have made real progress and the development has been there over the course of the season”.
While the Toffees have only claimed 18 away points this season, which is less than what they did last term, their home form has been impressive.
However, it will be a challenge for the Merseyside Club to replace red-hot striker Romelu Lukaku, who is expected to leave during the summer as he looks to play UEFA Champions League football.
Finding a suitable replacement for Lukaku will be vital in determining whether Koeman’s team manages to continue the progress that they have made this season next term.