Apr 6, 2014 at 1.30pm UK at ​Goodison Park
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James McCarthy confident of fourth-place finish for Everton

James McCarthy of Everton signals during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on September 30, 2013
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James McCarthy believes that Everton are good enough to qualify for the Champions League.

Everton midfielder James McCarthy has backed the team to qualify for the Champions League this season.

The Toffees are currently four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with a game in hand. However, they will be able to close that gap to one point on Sunday if they beat the Gunners at Goodison Park.

McCarthy believes that he and his teammates are good enough to seize the opportunity and take a step closer to reaching next year's competition.

"Hopefully we can get a Champions League spot," McCarthy told the club's official website. "It's going to be a big ask but we will give it our best shot.

"It's in the balance and if we want it, it's there for us. As a squad we believe we can do it but there is a long way to go.

"You need to enjoy the occasion and the challenge, if you don't then you are in the wrong game."

Everton have won their last five matches in the Premier League.

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammate English striker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during the English FA Cup quarter final football match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London on March
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