The Norwegian, who initially oversaw a dramatic upturn in form after he took over from Jose Mourinho in December, said: "It will take some time to close in on the top". "Not just when I see the points on the table but also the way we had the tough period in the middle of the season... we reacted".
"You can have all the possession and chances you want but we concede easy goals and not score at the other". Marco Silva could go with his strongest possible lineup, including on-loan stars Kurt Zouma and Andre Gomes, both of whom Everton hope to sign permanently in the summer from Chelsea and Barcelona, respectively.
"He's got to be the nicest guy in football, ' tweeted one fan while another said 'the dude always makes me smile no matter what".
"We're in a good position, it's nearly but it's not done". "You can do it with all your players back (defending) but that's not our style".More news: Manchester United receive boost as Real Madrid make forward available for transfer
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Everton's record in away games against Spurs is nothing short of terrible, since winning at White Hart Lane in November 2008, nine meetings have passed by without a Blues win, Spurs have came out on top on six of those occasions.
Jan Vertonghen is ruled out with an ankle injury that he sustained during the Champions League semi-final win, Davinson Sanchez is out with a thigh injury while Juan Foyth begins a three-game ban so Eric Dier starts in defence alongside Toby Alderweireld.
Silva is certain there will be no hangover for Mauricio Pochettino's side, but is clear his own team are not on their holidays yet.
Spurs need a result, but they face an in-form Everton side which will not let that happen.
My final two selections of the season are to oppose a couple of teams that have their sights firmly set on bigger things in the coming weeks, and after their heroics in midweek are entitled to be a little jaded - or under-strength if resting players - on Sunday afternoon.
He added: "One of the keys for us and for our fans is to keep the level we have". Of course, it was an unbelievable moment, one of the best we lived all together after five years. "We are creating history because we are making it, but if we can win we will write history and change the perception of this wonderful club".