CHERRIES boss Andoni Iraola believes there is still “a lot to play for” as his side approach the final 10 games of the Premier League season.

Iraola’s charges return to action tomorrow afternoon when they host Everton at Vitality Stadium (3pm).

With 10 games remaining, Cherries are not technically out of the race for Europe, although it would require an extremely strong end to the season.

However, with 14 points and a game in hand separating themselves from Nottingham Forest, who occupy the final relegation spot, it appears Cherries will be playing a third-consecutive season in the Premier League.

Premier League sides receive an estimated extra £2.2million for every position gained in the final league table, but Iraola feels that his side’s competitive nature overrides any financial motivation.

He told the Daily Echo: “We want to get the points, we want to finish as high as we can.

“We are not focused (on the financial side).

“For sure, the club will be focusing on the money.

“We are competitive by nature.

“Everyone who plays the sport, wants to finish as high as possible, get the most points.

“We can win games and now we have a difficult one against Everton at home.

“We want to go for it because still there are a lot of points to play for.

“It's not like we are in the last the or three games of the season where you can start calculating.

“No, we have to still continue gaining points because there is a lot to play for.”