Carlo Ancelotti has lifted the lid on how Everton Football Club is coping with life during lockdown. Ancelotti has confirmed that each member of his staff is assigned to four players each and they are responsible for tailoring each player’s fitness work and also analysing video footage and then sharing that with the players.
Ancelotti told evertonfc.com :
“At this moment my staff is working with the players to show them videos – to try to explain what they did well and what they did wrong in the matches.”
“The videos are prepared by the scouting staff, then sent to the player and we all check them together. The staff are in touch with the players every day – one member has four players to check on.”
“We send the players [physical] exercises and everything is okay – they are healthy. It is important as much as anything to keep them safe and in good health.”
Ancelotti also said that he is working hard on identifying the tactical lessons to help improve his side’s form and consistency by analysing each of the games played since his appointment in December.
“I have watched videos of the games since my arrival to try to learn from the mistakes we made in those games and to try to improve. Our goal is to finish the season well and to try to be competitive in all the games – not like the last [at Chelsea], which was not good.”
“We have to finish well, then see if there is a possibility to plan the next season. Nobody knows exactly what will happen – we are waiting for the advice and to see what will happen.”
The Blues boss also confirmed that he is giving his players some space but knows they are all acting in a professional manner.
“I don’t speak a lot with the players, I have individual chats with some but not all of them.”
“I want to leave them to be free at this moment. I know they are working and are professional.”
“When we restart we are going to have time to prepare well for the games, so at this moment I prefer to leave them free.
“I speak with the staff every day and I stay in contact with the board.”