Arteta urges Everton to grab Euro chance

Mikel Arteta has urged Everton to make the most of tonight's UEFA Cup tie with Metalist Kharkiv.

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"We can’t lose this chance," Arteta told the Liverpool Echo. "We can’t miss out. This club needs Europe and all the players need to feel we are on the top level. I think Europe is going to be massive for us this year. We need to try to have a really good run and be prepared for that.

"A run in Europe can sometimes impact on your league form but we have to be prepared for that. It wouldn’t be the first time that happened and we know that from when we played in Europe two years ago. Hopefully we have learned.

"We won’t be able to keep playing the same players all the time. 50 or 60 games a season is crazy and if you look at the teams who do well in two or three competitions, they are always changing their players around.

"We know we can’t do it like them because we haven’t got 20 players. But we will do the best that we can. We know how hard it is to qualify and we don’t want what happened to us in Bucharest two years ago to happen again. This is a massive chance for us."

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