Former Manchester United defender felt there was a need for new faces in the recent transfer window and has praised the acquisitions made by manager David Moyes
Everton captain Phil Neville has praised the January signings made by David Moyes claiming it has ‘given the club a whole new feeling’ following an inconsistent first-half to the Premier League season.
The Toffee’s have struggled to compete in the transfer market in recent times, as the club looks for new investment, meaning David Moyes has often been unable to freshen up the squad to his satisfaction.
However, following the January arrivals of Nikica Jelavic and Stephen Pienaar, the 35-year-old spoke of his delight at the manager’s dealings.
"The signings made have given the club a whole new feeling," Neville told Radio Merseyside. "The whole place is alive now because of them."
Everton finished in seventh-place last season and following a recent up-turn in results, Neville feels the squad has regained the belief they once had to finish in the upper reaches of the Premier League.
"We now feel we have a challenge, a challenge within, as players need to get into the team,
"That ups the quality in training sessions. It means we can challenge teams when they come [to Goodison] as well.
"I think [at the beginning of the season] we lost the belief that we could really compete, and it's the belief we've always had ever since I came to the club.
"I think we're getting that back now."