Everton manager Ronald Koeman is unconcerned about the prospect of balancing the demands of European and domestic football without a huge squad.
With his side on course to secure a seventh-place finish, initial plans can start being made for a return to the Europa League after a two-year absence.
However, Koeman has no intentions of bolstering his squad with a huge number of new arrivals in the summer in order to cope with the increased demands and will instead look to manage his resources.
"I know what we would like to do but we will wait to see if it is possible," said Koeman of his recruitment plans.
"We know we will have competition from bigger clubs and it will be difficult but the direction Everton is running in and what we did for this season and what we would like to do for the next is an interesting project.
"We did a session Thursday morning with 17 outfield players; most of the teams they have 24, 25, 26 players.
"I am not the sort of manager to have that number of players because it is really difficult to keep the spirit in all the players when they don't have any possibility to start.
He needs to upgrade what we currently have, and get shut of those that aren't cutting it. We'll have a few u23's coming in, but this is the season that fans want to see the club put their money where their mouth is, and if it doesn't happen, our bubble is going to burst big time.
Sounds like it will be a quieter summer than what was first expected. Hopefully Quality instead of Quantity
Sounds like Everton are getting their excuses in early again if you ask me. Same as they did when they waited to see how much they were getting for John Stones before they spent anything. They've sold their season tickets now so they're not arsed.