Everton midfielder Tim Cahill has taken a swipe at Manchester City by claiming that money will not guarantee them silverware.
The Australia international helped Everton to a 2-1 victory over City at Eastlands on Monday, opening the scoring and maintaining the Toffees' winning record over the Premier League big spenders.
Roberto Mancini’s side missed the chance to claim top spot as a result of the defeat, and Cahill believes that City must consider team spirit and longevity if they are to be successful – the factors he feels underpin Everton’s work ethic.
"Man City are a big team now with where they are in the table and in the world of football.” Cahill told The Sun.
"But what we have here at Everton is a close group and a good base of lads who really love the club.
"And with the youngsters coming through, I wouldn't want it any other way.
"What has happened there is a dream come true for City, but it is also hard.
"They need to put all those ingredients together in a way which will give them a team with longevity.
"We have good players here and we get excited about these big games. They have got some big names but we can compete with anyone."