Carlo Ancelotti says he is ‘pleased’ that Everton are ‘in the fight’ for European football as the club look to move into the Champions League places tomorrow evening.
Everton currently sit seventh in the Premier League following an impressive season under Ancelotti, the Toffees just two points adrift of the division’s top four with a game in hand on fourth-placed West Ham.
Ancelotti’s side will be seeking a third consecutive Premier League victory when they travel to face struggling West Bromwich Albion tomorrow, and the Italian says he has been pleased with his side’s performances so far this season.
The 61-year-old has been vocal in his desire to secure continental qualification and says he is delighted to see Everton competing for a place in Europe, admitting the expectation from the club’s supporters will serves as ‘a motivation’ to his side.
“We are pleased to be in the fight. The expectation is a motivation for us.” he told his pre-match press conference.
“The expectation is high but that’s normal for a club that has fantastic history and a club who want to be back where they were in the past, this is absolutely normal. Expectation is not a bad word it is a good word.
“It is important to have ambition.”