Everton striker Jelavic proud of first year in Premier League

Everton striker Nikica Jelavic is delighted with his first year in the Premier League.

Everton striker Nikica Jelavic is delighted with his first year in the Premier League.

Jelavic, 27, has been a big hit on Merseyside since his £5.5million move from Rangers in January. His six goals this season make it 20 in only 31 starts for the Toffees.

He said: “My target is to score 15 goals this season and help us finish in the top four.

“To play in the Champions League would be magnificent.

“Our advantage is that Everton play as a united group — we do not depend on any one player. Marouane Fellaini’s suspension has come at a bad moment, but we have reacted positively.

“I always wanted to play in England and this was a big chance. David Moyes has given me such confidence — from the first moment we spoke it was clear what was wanted from me.”

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