Friday, 23rd May, 2014

Everton skipper Phil Jagielka has revealed that his side will be aiming to break their record points tally set this season in the 2014/15 campaign.

The Toffees finished the recently concluded season with 72 points, the club’s highest tally in the Premier League era.

But the England international explained that Everton manager Roberto Martinez and the players will be looking to surpass the record-breaking points haul next season.

“Getting the record points total gives us something to try and beat next year,” Jagielka told his club’s official site.


“We should be even stronger because we know what to expect from the manager and his staff and he knows what to expect from us.

“It think it is going to be really exciting moving into next season.”

Jagielka thanked Everton chairman Bill Kenwright for roping in Martinez as the manager of the club at the start of last season when David Moyes ended his lengthy association with Goodison Park by joining Manchester United.

The centre-back also insisted that the Merseyside club have flourished under the Spaniard and that the uncertainty of the appointment was swiftly transformed into huge expectations.

“Bill Kenwright did a fantastic job getting Roberto and ever since, the club has shone brightly and we have ridden the crest of that wave from day one right through to the end of the season,” he added.

“If expectations had been dampened when we changed managers, expectations are now sky high. It has been brilliant playing under Roberto."

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