Everton supervisor Carlo Ancelotti sprung to the defence of his goalkeeper Jordan Pickford after his mistake cost his side a victory over Leicester City on Wednesday.
Ancelotti’s aspect was heading into fourth place within the Premier League as they held on grimly to the lead given to it by James Rodriguez’s Thirtieth-minute stunner. But within the 67th minute Pickford allowed a Youri Tielemans shot to squirm by means of his arms and into the online.
It will elevate additional questions on Pickford’s place as England No. 1, however Ancelotti was not about in charge his keeper for gifting Leicester’s objective. “The goal was difficult because the view of Jordan was not so good, there were a lot of legs there and it was difficult to catch the ball and unfortunately they scored,” the Italian stated.
“I didn’t speak with him directly and I am not going to speak with him. There is no reason. This is not the right place to talk about this. He can do better but it doesn’t matter.”
Ancelotti stated he was happy with a draw in opposition to a formidable Leicester aspect. “We had an opportunity at the end to win but the result is fair. It’s a good point for us,” he stated.
“Spirit is good. Condition is good. We are in the right way. Everywhere, unpredictable results.”
Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers, whose aspect is now unbeaten in 9 in all competitions, praised his aspect. “On another day we could have won it,” he stated. “We knew we’d have to have patience and there wouldn’t be too many goals. Performance wise it was really good. They are a tough team to play against.”