Everton currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League table – whether they’ll still be there come May remains to be seen but Moyes has backed his players to go all the way.
“I think we have a good team and good players. I think we can try and do it,” he said following his side’s 1-1 draw with Queen’s Park Rangers last Sunday.
He also took the opportunity to play down the expectations of the fans that have, unsurprisingly, been ecstatic with their team’s start to the new season.
Their opening game against Manchester United was a clear statement of intent – a header from Marouane Fellani clinching a well deserved 1-0 victory at Goodison Park.
“It is going to be hard with the competition we have got and who knows, we might dwindle away.”
Moyes is one of the Premier League’s longest serving managers, having taking his post a decade ago in 2002.
He’s had his highs and lows along the way – something that he was quick to acknowledge. He steered the Toffies to an FA Cup final in 2009 but also came agonizingly close to relegation, finishing 17th in 2003/04 season.
“But in recent seasons the question probably being asked is can we avoid relegation, so it is nice to be up there and I'm going to be positive about it."
He’s done it before and he’ll certainly believe he can do it again – the 2004/05 season, he transformed Everton from relegation candidates into Champion’s League hopefuls, placing 4th – their highest ever position under his reign.
Everton have lost only one game in the league this season and will be preparing now for their Merseyside derby clash with Liverpool next weekend. They will certainly feel like the favourites, running on high after going 5 games unbeaten, something that the manager was keen to remind his team.
“We are in a healthier position than maybe we have been in for a long time before. We will go into it with a bit of momentum."
Only time will tell if that momentum can carry them into the Champion’s League next season but with the deteriorating form of Arsenal and Liverpool, they’ll feel they’re at least in with a shout.