"Like everybody knows we are still working on some targets and that is hard, but if we can do the business we want I think we are stronger than last season".
As it was, referee Craig Pawson allowed the controversial strike to stand after former striker Romelu Lukaku was deemed not to have been interfering with play, and the two sides held out for a point apiece after a tetchy second 45 minutes. "I don't say "impossible" but 25 goals is a lot".
"Everybody is looking forward to the start of the Premier League and is ready".
Everton fans will be expecting their side to get off to a good start following a summer of heavy investment.style="text-align: center;"
Stoke could complete the signing of Bruno Martins Indi before the game but it will not be done in time for him to feature.
Negotiations with Porto have proved frustrating but Press Association Sport understands a deal just in excess of B£7million has now been agreed and the player has settled his own outstanding contractual issues with the Portuguese club, which had been a contributory factor in delaying the deal.
Veteran Stoke striker Peter Crouch has been involved in 10 goals against Everton in his Premier League career (six goals, four assists) - only against Aston Villa (11) has he been involved in more. Let's hope we get an agreement as soon as possible.
Teenager Tom Davies could be the man to miss out, though having played at right wing-back in the recent win over Ruzemberok he could battle new signing Martina for a place in the starting XI on the right side of defence.
Everton manager Koeman believes Barkley will leave Goodison Park this summer but insists the club will not be hostage to a deliberately late, undervalued offer for the midfielder.
He's a very clever player who will score goals and bring his teammates into the game. There is always a turnover of players at this stage and you don't know until you start playing where you are.style="text-align: center;"