Manchester City captain Richard Dunne believes the players have at least two good reasons to keep going until the end of the season.
Not only is a place in Europe a possibility but keeping manager Mark Hughes sweet is a big incentive as well, according to the defender.
Dunne told www.mcfc.co.uk: "I definitely want to stay here and be part of the club as it pushes forward. I'm sure every player here feels the same."
He added: "We need more performances like the one against Everton to show the manager we are worthy of playing in his team.
"He has his plans and he will sign players in the summer, there's nothing you can do about that.
"Players are putting in a performance to try and get us a highest ever Premier finish and hopefully with it a place in Europe.
"We are determined not to just let this season peter out in a few pointless matches. We really want that place and beating Everton was a great boost given that our away record has been really poor.
"It was a real team performance. When we have possession, nobody can deal with our skill on the ball. Once we put the work in to go with it, we are a really good side."
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