LEON OSMAN has urged Everton to banish any suggestions of being a one-man team by continuing to spread goals throughout the team.
Marouane Fellaini’s consistently impressive performances have seen him pull away as the club’s leading Premier League scorer this season with eight strikes, three more than Nikica Jelavic.
England international Osman accepts any team is reliant on their forward line to contribute the majority of goals.
But while the strikeforce have contributed more than half of Everton’s top-flight total of 24, six other players have also found themselves on the scoresheet.
And Osman, who has netted against Southampton and Liverpool, believes that demonstrates the willingness of David Moyes’s side to share the striking burden.
“It’s always important to try and spread the goals, but at the same time you’re going to get a period in the season where it’s tough and you need your players playing up the pitch to score the goals,” said the midfielder.
“Felli’s certainly been doing that for us lately. He’s a massive player for us at the minute, that’s evident in the way he’s playing and the way we play.
“We’re not a one-man team, we’ve got a number of good players this year.
“I think it’s shown in our football this year how we’re developing as a team and that we’re becoming a better footballing team.”
Everton entertain Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, the last in a triumvirate of games Moyes believes will give a true indication of his team’s ambition for the remainder of the campaign.