Everton manager David Moyes admits it is "sad" his club have not been able to keep pace with the progress made by Tottenham.
While Tottenham have built on their Champions League debut last season and can move within three points of Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City with a win on Wednesday at White Hart Lane, Everton are mid-table and 18 points behind their hosts.
And Moyes, who remembers a time not so long ago when the two clubs were battling it out for European qualification, knows counterpart Harry Redknapp has benefited from having access to one thing he has not - money, and said: "It is a little bit sad they are starting to pull away from us a little bit more than I would like."
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