Everton management remain determined to qualify for the Champions League this season.
Assistant manager Steve Round insisted that reaching the Champions League remains the main aim, despite the Blues being considered strong outsiders to make that key step this term.
Round insisted on evertontv: "We've still got an opportunity to finish in the top four. It might be a distant opportunity, but while it is there we have to go for it.
"That's been our goal all season and we mustn't give up on it."