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Everton Boss Pleased To See “Players Hurt By The Result” After Manchester City Defeat

Carlo Ancelotti

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti somehow felt complacent about the shock his players received at the end of their FA Cup tie with Manchester City just before the International break. The Merseyside Blues conceded two late goals and eventually got knocked out of the coveted championship.

Man City players Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne scored in the 84th and 90th minutes to smash the hopes of The Toffees in  reaching the semis. Club coach Ancelotti thinks this is a ‘necessary evil’ as the players weren’t morally high before or during the match.

Everton taking on Manchester City in FA Cup

Seamus Coleman (R) and Fernandinho challenge for the ball during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on March 20 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Emma Simpson/Everton FC via Getty Images)

In a tweet posted by their official Twitter handle, the Italian coach conveyed, “What I like is how the players were hurt by these results and I can see their desire to find a solution.”

What’s next for Everton?

The Toffees are to play five more matches at home ground and more likely to push for the Europa League spot. The 61-year-old coach further asserted, “There are five more matches at Goodison and if we continue the same way as the past three months there is no chance to finish high in the table.”

Having started the season flamboyantly, the team slumped to eighth position in the league. The Merseyside club has just won four of their last ten matches and if they continue to play the same way, they are out of the top 10.

Adding on, Carlo is of the opinion that his players received a lesson from their FA Cup exit to Manchester City and will make amends in the future to end their season in a high.

Everton to play 12th placed Crystal Palace once the International break ends and club football resumes. If the Toffees can fetch a win from this, they’ll breathe in the neck of West Ham United for their desired European spot.

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