MAROUANE FELLAINI admits individual accolades come second compared to the prospect of helping Everton return to the Champions League.
Fellaini’s impressive form was reward yesterday when he was named the Premier League player of the month for November.
The Belgium international netted four goals of his season’s eight goals during the month, including a memorable brace in the 2-2 draw at Fulham.
Fellaini has been the chief driving force behind Everton’s challenge for Champions League qualification, with David Moyes’s side having returned to the top four with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
And the 25-year-old said: “I am very happy (with the award) but the most important thing is the team.
“Everybody wants to play in the Champions League, so everyone is working hard and at the end of the season we want to be in the top four.
“At the moment, I am playing well. I try to give my maximum in every game. The manager likes it when I play in attack, so at the moment, it’s good for me and the club. I’ve been scoring the goals and I work hard on the pitch.
“This season we have played well. We thank the fans because we have great support.”