Ancelotti: Everton are showing a ‘big team attitude’

Carlo Ancelotti also insisted that the “biggest priority” for Everton is to improve their form at Goodison Park in the coming weeks.

The Italian has done a great job at Everton since he took over in December 2019. He has a 50% win percentage, having won 26 of his 52 games in charge so far.

Last time out, Ancelotti helped the Toffees pick up their first win at Anfield since 1999. Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson scored as Everton won 2-0.

They are in contention to qualify for the Champions League. They are five points behind fourth-placed West Ham with two games in hand.

Everton’s home form has been concerning in the Premier League, however. They have won just four of their 12 games at Goodison Park this season. Six of these games resulted in defeats.

In his programme notes for Everton vs Southampton, Ancelotti said that it is “difficult to understand” their home record:

“The biggest priority for us in this moment is to improve our form at Goodison Park.

“There were too many times this season when we were not good enough in home matches and our work since we won at Anfield was focused on correcting this issue.

“It is difficult to understand because away we have been really strong, playing with spirit and personality and some quality to win a lot of points.

“We would not have lost so many games at Goodison with our fans, I am certain of that.

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“But this is not the only reason and it is the same for all the teams. While the situation remains like this, with no supporters in stadiums, we must find a solution.

“I was really proud of my team and players for our performance in the derby and pleased for every Evertonian.

“You play football to give happiness to the fans and we were able to do this.

“The most important things for me were the three points to keep our position in the table and the way we competed with another top side.

“We are showing the attitude of a big team. Every side in the Premier League has its own strengths and we respect all our opponents.

“But we never have to be afraid and I can see the players believe it is possible to fight for the victory in every match.

“They understand the quality in our squad and that they are playing for a club with ambitions to compete for the top positions in the table and win trophies.

“The players are proud to play for Everton and want to show this on the pitch.”

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