Everton’s Osman: We can match anyone

He said: “If you look at some of the results that we’ve had this year – four points off Arsenal and Liverpool, beating Tottenham at White Hart Lane – we are going to the big teams and taking more points off them than they are off us.

“If we could just get consistent and beat the so-called lesser teams, we wouldn’t be far away. We have got to concentrate on ourselves.

“We have gone back up a couple of places and we are chasing Bolton now. That has got to be our first target. We just want to pick up as many points as we can.

“If we can get ourselves ahead of them, we’ll reassess what we are aiming for. But we have got to make sure that we at least keep our position.”