‘The performance was unacceptable’: Carlo Ancelotti fumes at his Everton team after their ‘frustrating’ 3-0 defeat by Wolves… as Seamus Coleman admits the squad have ‘hidden behind managers’ for too long
- Carlo Ancelotti said Everton’s 3-0 defeat to Wolves was a ‘frustrating day’
- The Toffees boss grilled his players in the changing rooms after the match
- Seamus Coleman said players have been ‘hiding behind managers’ for too long
Carlo Ancelotti read the riot act to Everton’s squad and told them that he would not accept another repeat of their humbling by Wolves.
This was not the biggest defeat of Ancelotti’s seventh month reign – 4-0 at Chelsea in March holds that dubious record – but the abject nature of the display left the Italian hollow.
He is not a man known for screaming and shouting but Ancelotti was evidently furious by this 3-0 reverse and the tone of his language at Molineux could not be confused. He made it clear that a repeat will not be tolerated.
Carlo Ancelotti has grilled his Everton squad after their 3-0 loss to Wolves in Premier League
Ancelotti said it was a ‘really frustrating day’ and said the squads spirit was ‘unacceptable’
Ancelotti said: ‘It was a really frustrating day, a really frustrating performance. The team did not show good spirit, it was more than about a technical aspect.
‘The spirit of the squad was not acceptable. We have to show in our last three games that we have a completely different attitude.
‘I do not want excuses. The performance was not acceptable. I have spoken to the players and told them. We have to change our mentality.’
Everton captain Seamus Coleman admitted their players have ‘hidden behind managers’
Asked about goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s performance, Ancelotti said: ‘I will not talk about individuals. We have to prepare well for the next game.’
Seamus Coleman, Everton’s long-serving captain, was distraught but he refused to make excuses and said: ‘The attitude was wrong. We have been hiding behind managers for too long.
‘This manager will not accept a performance like that.’
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