Everton must fare better on travels: Schneiderlin

LONDON • Everton can regain their confidence by beating Arsenal at the Emirates tomorrow and set the tone for next season's away form, midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin said ahead of the clubs' final Premier League match of the season.

Everton's dominant home record of just two league defeats in 19 games at Goodison Park has helped them secure a seventh-placed finish despite their mediocre away record of four wins in 18 away league fixtures.

Fifth-placed Arsenal are a point behind fourth-placed Liverpool and must win tomorrow's game to keep alive hopes of sealing a top-four finish and qualify for next season's Champions League.

"We want the victory to take into summer and next season," Schneiderlin told the club's website.

"It's going to be a hard game because Arsenal still have to play for the Champions League.

"The main thing we want to do is improve our away form next season and if we can find a bit of confidence in our last game then we will take it into next season."

Schneiderlin also said that Everton must maintain consistent form in both home and away fixtures to finish higher next season.

"We need to find a good balance and not have such different results and performances at home and away. If we do that, we can have a great season and maybe get a place in the top four," he added.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2017, with the headline 'Everton must fare better on travels: Schneiderlin'. Print Edition | Subscribe