Richarlison: An honour to be trained by ‘competitive and very smart’ Ancelotti

Everton’s Richarlison has recently provided an insight into what it is like working under Carlo Ancelotti.

Everton land Ancelotti

Everton had a simply awful start to the 2019/20 campaign under Marco Silva.

By early December, the Toffees found themselves sat in a dismal 18th place in the Premier League table, following a 5-2 humiliation at the hands of bitter rivals Liverpool.

This saw Silva sacked on December 6th, with Duncan Ferguson having taken temporary charge as Everton searched for a new boss.

And whilst Ferguson, to his credit, managed to change the mood at Goodison Park, the Merseyside outfit nevertheless opted to appoint someone with a bit more experience.

In fact, Carlo Ancelotti, the man who Everton managed to lure from Napoli, is one of the most experienced and decorated managers of the modern era.

The 60-year-old has acquired silverware in five countries, as well as on the European stage, winning trophies such as the Premier League, Ligue 1, the Bundesliga, Serie A, the Copa del Rey and three Champions Leagues.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 13: Richarlison of Everton arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Richarlison praises Ancelotti

So, when a relegation-threatened Everton side managed to procure Ancelotti’s services, the club’s fans no doubt envisioned great things under the Italian tactician.

And so far, barring a 4-0 hammering at the hands of Chelsea just days before the Premier League was halted, Everton have done fairly well under their new boss.

All told, the Toffees have fallen to defeat in just three of their league outings since Ancelotti took the reins.

One player who has impressed under Ancelotti is Richarlison, with the Brazilian having formed a superb partnership with Dominic Calvert-Lewin up top.

And now, the 23-year-old has moved to heap praise on his current manager, stating that it is an honour to be trained by Ancelotti:

“Carlo is a coach who sees the game like few others and has a mentality that favours attacking and searching for victories.

“He is competitive and very smart and likes to have a team that is also that way.

“He demands the best from each player and knows how to chart the path for us to play our best.

“It is an honour to be trained by him and I have been trying to learn as much as possible every day we have been together for training or matches.”

Quotes via Goal.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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