Carlo Ancelotti pinpoints what he wants to see from Everton to secure European football
Carlo Ancelotti has set out what he expects to see from his side between now and the end of the season if they are to qualify for Europe.
Everton were unfortunately knocked out of the FA Cup on Saturday evening after a 2-0 defeat to Man City at Goodison Park. with second half goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne proving to be the difference.
That has left the Blues with just the Premier League to focus on from now until the end of 2020/21, with the clear goal still being to qualify for Europe.
Recent setbacks against Chelsea and Burnley have been disappointing, but the Blues are still right in the fight to achieve their aim at the end of the term.
Everton are currently three points behind West Ham United in fifth with a game in hand on the Hammers and are five points behind Chelsea in fourth – having played one match less than Thomas Tuchel’s side too.
And the manager has laid out the requirements for his side for the remaining ten matches of their campaign.
Ancelotti said following the City defeat: “I think we have to be able to compete, to prepare for each game as we prepared for tonight [vs City].
“The target is there, it’s not far. We are in the fight, we have to use this break to recover the players that we have out in this moment.
“I hope the players that go to their national teams can come back in good condition.
“And that’s it, be really strong and focused on the target that we have. We have an important 10 games to give us the possibility.
“I’m sure if we can keep this attitude on the pitch, we are going to reach Europe.”