Ancelotti asks Everton players not to dwell on West Ham loss
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti urged his players to overcome the defeat against West Ham so that they can focus on the upcoming matches with greater confidence. After wins over the likes of Leicester, Chelsea, and Arsenal in the last month, Everton had a disappointing start to the New Year after the 1-0 home loss at the hands of West Ham. The defeat has once again raised concerns that the club may go on a poor just as they did back in October. Despite starting the season well, Everton find themselves outside the top four largely due to the mid-October form when the team only managed one victory in seven games.
“The momentum was good, we had difficult games and a good run but it has stopped.It will be important to keep our belief and confidence high.We have players with quality who are not in their best condition, like James (Rodriguez) and Richarlison, who was coming back from a concussion. Dominic (Calvert-Lewin) had a problem during the game and was not 100 per cent. We have the possibility in the next eight days to have players in better condition, players who were not able to train in the past weeks, and look forward with belief,” said Ancelotti.