Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard believes, if they continue their good form, the Toffees could be playing in the UEFA Champions League next season.

The American keeper has is yet to miss a game in the Premier League for Everton this season, and feels that his team, known for being slow starters, can replicate their normal end-of-season form.

The former Manchester United number one told Sky Sports: "It is going to be a matter of whether we can put two halves together.

"That is what everyone is wondering and it is our job to keep it up and keep our levels high."

Howard joined Everton on a season long loan in the summer of 2006, before making the move permanent, going on to make nearly 300 appearances for the Goodison Park outfit.

Despite manager David Moyes saying that the draw against Southampton was a missed opportunity, Howard feels that as long as they keep grabbing points, then they will continue to push for a top-four spot.

The USA international added: "I always think if we can keep picking up points here and there, it is better than a loss."

The Merseyside club are currently in fifth place, having beaten Manchester United and Tottenham in process, whilst losing only three games in the whole campaign so far.

Howard said: "We are three points off Spurs, Liverpool are four points behind us, so if everyone does their job, it is going to be basically who wins the head-to-head battles."


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