Carlo Ancelotti issues rallying cry to Everton squad ahead of Newcastle trip

    Carlo Ancelotti will lack summer finalizing and talisman James Rodriguez for the trip to the north east.

    Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has gotten in touch with his whole squad to pull together and assist the club accomplish their goals this season.

    The Toffees travel to Newcastle on Sunday having actually been leading of the Premier League table heading into the weekend.

    Defeat at Southampton last time out ended a fine run of form for Ancelotti’s men– who will lack summer finalizing and talisman James Rodriguez for the trip to the north east.

    The Colombia international will be rested, while fellow forward Richarlison is suspended– as is full-back Lucas Digne following his termination in the loss at St Mary’s.

    With captain Seamus Coleman also missing due to a hamstring problem, Ancelotti will have to shuffle his pack against Newcastle.

    That might see the likes of 19-year-old Anthony Gordon enter into the side and, when inquired about the midfielder, Ancelotti firmly insisted all of his players have to be ready to play their part– no matter how little their role might be.

    “The fact we have players out – it is important to know the quality of the squad,” stated the Italian.

    ” There is a chance for other players to play and show their quality to assist the team remain at the top.

    ” Anthony Gordon has the exact same possibility to play as the other players in the squad.

    ” I have to choose the first XI and I state to the players all the time ‘it is trivial to remain in thefirst XI It is very important to be included, to play’.

    ” It does not matter if you play 5 minutes, you have to assist the team in those 5 minutes. This is what actually matters, not to remain in the first XI.

    “For sure, I am not going to finish with this first XI, it never happened that I started with XI and finished with XI – I am used to using all three substitutions.”

    Ancelotti did validate Rodriguez would return to face Manchester United next weekend, with Everton hoping to be at least 6 points clear of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side heading into the contest.

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