Everton vs Wolfsburg
Everton will be looking to impressive in their first European competition in five yearsReuters

Everton kickoff their Europa League campaign with a clash against German side Wolfsburg at Goodison Park on Thursday.

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Everton are back in Europe after a five-year gap, with them having last played in the Europa League in the 2009/10 season.

After finishing second in their group consisting of Benfica, BATE Borisov and AEK Athens, the Toffees were knocked out of the competition in the next round (round of 32) following a 4-2 aggregate loss to Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.

Since then Everton have failed to qualify for Europe, finishing in eighth, seventh, seventh and sixth positions in the last four seasons respectively.

The Toffees have been doing well under Roberto Martinez, who was appointed the new Everton boss following the departure of David Moyes to Manchester United last season, securing a fifth-place finish in the Premier League last season.

However, the former Everton boss' managerial abilities will be thoroughly tested when Everton participate in the Europa League this season.

The Toffees have been drawn in a pretty tough Group H alongside Wolfsburg, Lille and Krasnodar. Although Everton are expected to beat Krasnodar, they will face tough completion from Wolfsburg and Lille.

Despite the difficultly of the group, Everton boss Roberto Martinez, who reinforced his side this summer with the additions of Romelu Lukaku and Samuel Eto'o, insists that the Toffees are looking to go "all the way in the Europa League."

"We really want to go all the way in the Europa League," Martinez told UEFA's official website. "We're excited because I do feel that playing against German teams, French teams, and Russian teams will bring a completely different tactical approach and we will benefit from that."

Everton vs Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg will be hoping to do well in the Europa League despite their poor form in the Bundesliga of lateReuters

Meanwhile, Wolfsburg will also have similar targets in the Europa League even though their current form in the Bundesliga has not been that great.

The German side were last in Europe five years ago, when they qualified for the Champions League by winning the Bundesliga title in the 2008/09 season.

However, they could not make it out of the group stages as they finished third in their pool behind Manchester United and CSKA Moscow.

After being dropped to the Europa League, Wolfsburg did well to reach the quarterfinals, beating the likes of Villarreal (6-3) and Rubin Kazan (3-2), before being finally knocked out by Fulham (3-1). Since then the German side has not been able to qualify for Europe.

Despite having a lot of injury concerns in the squad, Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking is certain that his side will do well against Everton.

"We had seven players at the World Cup and four serious injuries, so we cannot be at 100 percent," Hecking told Yahoo News.

"Before the international break (after losing to Bayern and drawing at home to Eintracht Frankfurt) everyone said we would lose to Hoffenheim, Everton and Bayer Leverkusen (who they play on Sunday). But I am sure we will lay down a marker against Everton," he added.

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