Yakubu - Everton getting better
Nigerian forward says silverware must now be a target
By James Riach. Last Updated: March 16, 2010 3:37pm
Yakubu: Improving squad
Everton striker Yakubu believes the Toffees are getting better and better with every season that passes.
David Moyes' side have been unlucky with injuries this term but are now almost at full strength once more as they try and finish the Premier League season strongly.
Everton are currently ninth in the league table with 42 points from 29 games so far, and still have a chance of finishing in the Europa League qualification places.
Yakubu, who is in his third campaign at Goodison Park since his move from Middlesbrough, says it is time to start winning trophies.
"I think Everton are getting better and better," he told the Liverpool Echo. "Every season we get better.
"With the players we have and getting our injured players back I think we now have one of the best Everton squads for a long time.
"We now hope we can progress as a team and start winning trophies."
Yakubu, 27, scored his third goal of the season during the 2-2 draw against Birmingham on Saturday.
He missed a hatful of chances, including a penalty, the previous weekend against Hull, and was pleased to be back on the scoresheet.
"Sometimes as a striker you play well but you don't get your goal," he added.
"Then at Birmingham I score with my first chance so you have to stay positive and remain strong in your head when you are a striker.
"I am so pleased to get my goal and be back. I thought after mine and Victor's goals we would get the three points but we now have to focus on taking three points against Bolton at home next week."