The Toffees have enjoyed a solid start to the Premier League campaign despite a couple of recent setbacks and the manager is of the belief that they can work on their current standing of fifth on the table and get themselves into either the Europa League or perhaps even sneak a Champions League spot come season's end.
"We are going to try to push. A club like Everton are not out of their depth in Europe and we have to try to push to do that as we've missed out the last couple of years," he said prior to Wednesday's home meeting with Arsenal.
"Arsenal are a good team and that is why they continually finish in a Champions League spot so it is a tough game. We have been playing quite well and no-one gets an easy time at Goodison."