Bilyaletdinov has Euro vision

BY foxsports • April 11, 2011

The Toffees have not been involved in the Europa League this season and qualification is unlikely as they are nine points behind fifth-placed Tottenham having played a match more. But Bilyaletdinov admits they cannot afford to be in the European wilderness too long if they are to regularly compete against better sides in the Premier League. "It's better for Everton to take part in European competition because they can raise their standard, and it helps us to see we can be better and play another style," he told the Liverpool Echo. "It's different in the Premier League. Most teams play very strongly, but then there are Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham who always try to play in the same style. The other teams play a fast, high-tempo game, but it's different from the continent. "The Spanish game isn't so fast but they make the ball work and move it quickly. England has powerful players. Teams like Everton can play a passing game. For now we've got injuries and although we've got a lot of clever players, sometimes you do need to be more direct."


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