Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti has said that the quest to secure a Champion league ticket-PL top-four finish- in the 2020/21 season is bigger than the Toffees, stating that a ‘fighting spirit’ will take the team a long way at Goodison Park.
The Toffees were having a good time at the start of the season, securing the top spot after winning six matches in a row, are now placed eighth- with 33 points- on the Premier League log after a stalemate with Leicester City and a loss from Newcastle United.
The former Real Madrid boss said that the results of their last two games with Leicester and Newcastle may have dashed their hopes of securing a top-four finish- and getting a Champions League ticket for the next season
“Now it’s beyond Everton, it remains a dream for us. I think after the game against Leicester gave us an answer, the game against Newcastle gave us another answer. To fight for fourth, we have to improve,” Ancelotti said
Ancelotti said the club’s present position on the PL table is not bad, but admitted that the squad must have a fighting spirit for a space in Europe, which the club lacks at the moment. He reiterated that on the team’s performance against Newcastle
“The position in the table is not bad. We want to be there until the end of the season, to fight for a position in Europe. Without spirit, we cannot fight for the position in Europe.”
He was elated at the incoming of the English striker, Joshua King, stating that he’s a good addition to the team. He hoped that King can help the squad for the rest of the season, saying that his final decision rests on him
“I think Josh King is a really good profile for us, we were looking at him in the summer and we could have him,” Ancelotti said.
“With his quality, he will improve our squad as he can cover all the positions up front and he has experience in the Premier League. I’m happy to have him in the squad.”
“We didn’t sign him to have more goals. We signed him to use his quality – he’s a powerful, fast player,” he added.
Everton will be facing a great test against Manchester United next Saturday, after their tie with Leeds United today.