Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti said he supposes Manchester City to cruise to the Premier League title after Pep Guardiola’s men opened up a 10-point lead at the top of the table with a 3-1 win at Goodison Park.
Carlo Ancelotti said in his statement that,
“It is really difficult to say another name at this moment,”
While asking a question about if his side had just been beaten by the champions. He said,
“They are in a good form, they have belief and they are strong. We tried to be physical but it is difficult against Rodrigo, (Ruben) Dias, and (Aymeric) Laporte.”
Ancelotti further added to his statement that,
“We don’t need to have regrets tonight,” as he looked forward to Saturday’s Merseyside derby against Liverpool. “It’s a fantastic opportunity. We know how important this game is for our supporters.”
This fixture was reorganized from late December due to a coronavirus outbreak affecting multiple players at City that threatened to derail their title challenge.
Guardiola’s side was eighth in the table at the time, but have not dropped a point in their 10 league games since to streak clear of the chasing pack.
Guardiola said in his statement that,
“We have the quality up front but always it comes through the passes,”
“We need a little bit more patient, the second goal is an example of that. In the end, we have to try and get the players upfront in a better position.”