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What The Papers Say - 7 December

Sylvain Distin says Everton believe they can make the top four.

What The Papers Say - 7 December

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Sylvain Distin has admitted Everton's players believe they can qualify for the Champions League in Saturday's newspapers.

Following Wednesday's win at champions Manchester United, the Frenchman has told the Daily Express that the change in style implemented by manager Roberto Martinez has given the Blues an added confidence that can carry them into the top four.

In the Daily Star, the 35-year-old centre-half also explains how he nearly quit English football after just a few months and reveals in the Daily Mirror why he now feels he wants to carry on playing into his forties.

Elsewhere, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Express are just two of the newspapers to report how Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has demanded a change to the loan system.

Wenger says players like Everton's Romelu Lukaku should not be stopped from playing against their parent clubs as current Premier League rules dictate.

Meanwhile, former Premier League manager Neil Warnock is full of praise for the Toffees in the Independent and uses his weekly column to suggest Martinez's men would have to be considered title challengers if they win against Arsenal on Sunday.

In the Liverpool Echo, Martinez tips Gerard Deulofeu to emerge as a greater goalscoring threat as the season progresses following the teenager's first league goal against Stoke last weekend.

Columnist Barry Horne warns that stopping Aaron Ramsey will be the key to success at Emirates Stadium, while he also revels in the knowledge his name is no longer associated with the last Everton team to collect an away win at Manchester United.

Martinez tells the Echo's Everton reporter Greg O'Keefee that his side will head to North London with the same approach they took down the M62 and O'Keefee argues the case that Phil Jagielka was an overlooked Man of the Match against David Moyes' men.

C F PartridgeMust admit I was sceptical when Martinez got the job, but he has fully won me over now. Moyes, a manager I was proud of, seems average in comparison. It's still early days but things are looking good!

Saturday 7th December 11:55 Report Comment
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