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Ancelotti to Iwobi and teammates:  No more misses at home!

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Everton Coach Carlo Ancelotti has told Nigerian international Alex Iwobi and his teammates to be more clinical especially during home games.

Ancelotti is blowing hot after the Toffees lost by a lone goal to bottom placed Sheffield United.

Sunday’s 1-0 defeat by bottom-placed Sheffield United summed up their home woes which all but ended their hopes of qualifying for European competition next season.

They probably need to win their remaining two matches to have a chance, one of which is away to champions Manchester City on the final day of the season.

“For next season, we are going to change,” Ancelotti told the BBC.

“We have to analyse the season. Certain aspects are really good — away we did fantastic results, at home really bad.

Everton are eighth, three points behind Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham with a vastly inferior goal difference.

The Jekyll and Hyde nature of Everton’s season is reflected in 11 wins away from home their most in a top-flight campaign since 1984-85, when they won the title.

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However, the nine home defeats is the most at Goodison since 1993-94, when they were almost relegated.

Ancelotti’s name has been mentioned in returning to coach Real Madrid should Zinedine Zidane step down.

However, the 61-year-old Italian had his eyes focused on how he would shape the Everton squad for next season.

“To be ready for Europe, you have to be in Europe,” he said.

“We have to try to win the two games and see if we are in Europe or not. “If we are, we will build a squad to be in Europe.

“If we’re not, we’ll build a squad to be better in the Premier League.”


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