Carlo Ancelotti has offered an honest assessment of where he and his Everton side can still improve.
In an interview with the club’s official website, he said he is still learning and evolving as a manager.
And despite the improvement in Everton this season – his first full campaign in charge – he still wants more.
“We have to improve the consistency, we are a little bit up and down – although, less than in the past,” said Ancelotti. “Also, we can improve the quality of our football.
“We want more control of the game and more efficiency in possession, this is the technical aspect. The other aspect is the mental consistency, to be at a high level in every match.
“Also, to move forward, you always have to work to try to improve the squad. If you improve your squad, it is another part of improving yourself. You can improve, personally, and you have to. Football is changing.
“There are a lot of situations where you can get better. It’s the same for the squad. After the game, you think about everything that happened; the substitutions, what you could and didn’t do – what you did well.”
It’s been clear to see the impact Ancelotti has had on raising standards at Everton.
The away form has gone through the roof and the Toffees are genuine contenders for a Champions League spot.
But that’s not enough for Ancelotti, who knows what it takes to build an elite side capable of winning Champions Leagues and Premier Leagues.
Nigel Martyn speaking to Everton News: Archive