Moyes On Transfers
David Moyes reiterates his determination to boost the squad this summer.
David Moyes has reiterated his determination to boost Everton's squad this summer.
The Toffees are yet to enter the transfer market this term, with the manager acutely aware that new signings take time to bed in.
Moyes was speaking after his side defeated Colorado Rapids 2-1 in the second leg of their USA tour.
“It’s been a good tour but the one disappointment is that I don’t have some more people here with me,” said Moyes. “I was hoping to have added to the squad by now and brought a few in to give the players a lift.
“It’s not just a new face we need - it’s new faces. My big concern is that anybody we bring in now probably won’t be ready to start the Premier League season. It’s now getting to the stage where you are wondering how long it takes for new players to settle, etc."
The Goodison chief is trying to remain positive as the new campaign approaches.
“I’m hoping we will have some in (before the start of the season)," he continued. "But I’m not going to turn around and say I am totally confident because you never know what happens. But, yes, I am hoping that we will end up getting a few in.”
Everton's performance against the Rapids represented a marked improvement on the Toffees' previous American friendly.
“We were better than we were in Chicago,” said Moyes. “We enjoyed getting the result and I thought the performance was an improvement. I think we needed it. In the opening 15 minutes, we played really well but the longer it went, Colorado got into it.
“It was nice to see Mikel and Ossie score - he should have had one before he got the winner - and we are going to need them to do that for us. We are going to need goals from the middle of the park as always.”