Pickford ordered to improve as Ancelotti seeks Everton reaction
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has told goalkeeper Jordan Pickford he “must do better” after a series of poor performances since the Premier League restart.
Ancelotti insisted he had faith in the 26-year-old and there is no immediate threat to his position. However, he revealed details of a face-to-face chat with Pickford in the aftermath of Everton’s dismal 3-0 weekend defeat by Wolves.
“I know he is not doing well,” said Ancelotti, who has demanded a better attitude from his side against Aston Villa tonight after an alarming reverse in form over the last three games. “He has to focus on himself, on his performance and day by day to be better. He has quality and character but I said to him, he has to improve. He knows this because he is critical of himself.”