Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has told his players they must make more sacrifices to realise their Champions League dream.
Richarlison’s second-half header earned a battling 1-0 victory at West Brom to lift the Toffees into the Premier League’s top four, although they could be overhauled by Liverpool or Chelsea after their late game at Anfield.
It was a third straight win and clean sheet, which remained intact after Mbaye Diagne’s stoppage-time goal was ruled out for offside.
Just four points separate Everton and eighth-placed Tottenham in the race for the Champions League.
“We are in the fight but you need to sacrifice until the end,” said Ancelotti.
“There’s more pressure because we are in the fight for Europe, we want to be there and we have worked really hard to be there.
“This is our step and it’s our target. We have to step up a bit. There’s more (to) sacrifice because the position now is good but unfortunately it’s not the end of the season.
“I feel really good, if I look at the table I am really happy. We have to be pleased to be there but we know we have to fight.
“I think at the start of the season no one could say Everton, after 26 games, would be there
“The dream is the Champions League, it would be fantastic to follow this dream. It’s a step in the career of everyone.”