Carlo Ancelotti insists that Everton has not given up on European ambitions despite Tottenham’s draw

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Carlo Ancelotti insists Everton has not given up on European ambitions as a draw with Tottenham extends Toffees’ winless streak to five games

  • Carlo Ancelotti believes the race for European football will still be open next season
  • Everton’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham helped them little in their bid for Europe
  • The Toffees have not won in five games and are six points behind West Ham in fourth place
  • Ancelotti hailed his team’s performance as their best home performance this season

Carlo Ancelotti insists his Everton side have not given up their European ambitions next season, despite losing two more points against Tottenham.

With the 2-2 draw, the Toffees’ run went to five games without a league win and they are now in eighth place, six points behind West Ham in fourth place with seven games to go this season.

However, Ancelotti believes his side will continue to fight and the Everton boss was encouraged by his side’s performance against Spurs.

Carlo Ancelotti believes Everton will still be firmly in the fight for European football next season

Carlo Ancelotti believes Everton will still be firmly in the fight for European football next season

Everton's scoreless streak was extended to five after a draw with Tottenham to hinder the European push

Everton's scoreless streak was extended to five after a draw with Tottenham to hinder the European push

Everton’s scoreless streak was extended to five after a draw with Tottenham to hinder the European push

“I don’t know if it’s a reasonable result, I have to judge by the performance of my team and it was good in many ways,” says Ancelotti. said.

“We made two mistakes that resulted in the goals and usually the defenders feel comfortable in those situations. We have to look ahead, we have to watch the performance and in my opinion it was one of the best performances at home.

‘We’ve lost four points from our last two home games and we’re less likely to reach Europe, but the race is absolutely open.

Until then, we have to keep fighting and try to get the results in the next game. I am confident that we will fight until the last game and then we will see. ‘

Everton came into the game after a dull goalless draw against Brighton, while they played 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace in their last home game.

The Toffees were much improved by their dull display in the 0-0 draw against Brighton

The Toffees were much improved by their dull display in the 0-0 draw against Brighton

The Toffees were much improved by their dull display in the 0-0 draw against Brighton

But the hosts had improved a lot this timeout and it was only two mistakes to counter the goals that cost them the three points.

And despite not getting away with the win, Ancelotti called in his direction to repeat the level of achievement in the coming games.

‘We played a good game. It was probably the best we played at home this season, ”said the Everton boss.

‘We were unlucky. We made easy mistakes and if you make mistakes against Harry Kane, you have been convicted.

‘It is a disappointing result, but not an achievement. We have more difficulties in reaching Europe, but we have to keep fighting. We still have the opportunity to play like tonight.

‘We got through and were aggressive. We didn’t do well with the ball in the first 10-15 minutes, but after that we had many chances and chances. We have to keep the performance and repeat it. ‘

Ancelotti was cheered on by what he said was Everton's best home performance of the season

Ancelotti was cheered on by what he said was Everton's best home performance of the season

Ancelotti was cheered on by what he said was Everton’s best home performance of the season

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