Osman keen to mark Everton testimonial year with trophy

The 31-year-old, who is celebrating his 10th season in the first team at Goodison Park, is desperate to win his first winners medal in a barren career on Merseyside so far
Everton midfielder Leon Osman is desperate to mark his 10th season at Goodison Park by winning some silverware at the end of the campaign.

The 31-year-old, who made his England debut against Sweden in November last year, also believes that David Moyes’ current side is the best he has played in and, after finding the net in the 5-1 victory over Cheltenham in the FA Cup third round, is keen to pick up his first winners medal.

"I've had some great memories but I don't think we've won anything since I've been playing,” Osman told The Daily Mirror.

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"I'd love to finally win something for the club. There is a real determination every year. You'd rather get closer than further away.

"We've been developing as a team and we are finding the way to win games now.

"We've drawn a lot at the start of the season but hopefully we've found a way to turn them into wins and that will put us in good stead.

"We've had some good teams over the years since I've been here and some good seasons where we've finished high up in the league and got to cup finals.

"But with the football we are playing and the games we are winning, I'd have to say this is the best team.

"We've got a bit of variety to our game. We pass but we are happy to go direct as well and mix the game up.

"That's difficult to defend against, but you don't always get what you deserve. You don't just get to win a cup because you've done well and deserve it.

"It's up to us as a group of players, managers and staff included, to try and turn what is deserved into actually doing something."