Koeman plays down Everton chances
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Ronald Koeman has played down Everton's hopes of winning the Premier League and says Leicester's success last season was an exception.
The Toffees have made their best start to a campaign since 1978 under new boss Koeman, winning four and drawing the other game of their first five Premier League fixtures to sit second in the table.
Prior to Saturday's 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough, Koeman had said that while he was targeting European football for the club, the idea of them challenging for a Champions League spot this term was unrealistic.
And when the Dutchman was asked on Monday if Everton could emulate Leicester's achievement from last season by pulling off a surprise title triumph themselves this time around, he gave a similar response.
"Normally, we can't win the title - I think what Leicester did last season was an exception," Koeman said. "I don't think so.
"I am realistic. If I tell you we will fight for the title I think most people will say 'that man is crazy'. Even when I mention that, I'm not crazy?
"Why do we need to change our mind about our aspiration and ambition after 13 points from five games?
"The big teams have much more qualities and if they are not disappointed like last season it will be impossible."