Tim Cahill believes that Everton will improve this season, despite the fact David Moyes has yet to bring in new faces at Goodison this summer.
Everton have become an established club in the top half of the Barclays Premier League, with five top ten finishes in the last five seasons, and they’ve done it without splashing the cash.
“Bringing in players is not something that concerns us as players, we have to just focus on being ready for the start of the season. If new players come in then fantastic, but if they don’t then it won’t be down to us, “ said the Australian international.
Although Moyes has been unable to strengthen the squad thus far in the transfer window, he has managed to tie down several of the club's biggest stars on long-term deals – including Cahill.
The 31-year-old understands that pressure to improve increases every season and believes that although the squad is small, their togetherness will help to meet growing expectations from the Everton fans.
He said: “We have got togetherness. There are 16 to 18 players, a good squad that work hard for each other. The manager understands how hard to push us, but the demands get greater every year and people expect bigger things from us.”
Everton managed to finish seventh last season despite being bottom of the table in October. The Merseysideers have been notoriously bad starters over the past few seasons, but Cahill is happy with clubs’ preparations and wants to hit the ground running on August 13th.
“Pre-season has been going really well,“ he said. “Personally I’ve really enjoyed it, it has been well structured. The running has been fantastic and I enjoy being around the lads.”
“We finished seventh, and considering the circumstances of the season as a whole I am very proud of the football club. Pre-season went well Australia last year, but sometimes it doesn’t go your way at the start and that’s what happened to us.”