Everton midfielder Allan believes Carlo Ancelotti’s ability to get “100 per cent” out of his players will ensure the Toffees start to climb the table again, starting at Burnley tomorrow, speaking to the club’s official website.
Everton made a flying start to the campaign, winning their opening four matches. However, they have since lost four of their last six games.
Allan: ‘Convinced we’ll improve’
Despite this poor run, Allan sees no need for panic. He has backed Ancelotti’s experience to help the team out of its current dip in form.
The Brazilian said: “Carlo is someone who knows how to treat players on a day-to-day basis, which is crucial, because he manages to get 100 per cent out of the players.
“We’re going through some ups and downs right now but, with his calmness and wisdom, I’m convinced we’ll improve.”
The 29-year-old admits recent results haven’t been good enough. However, he expects the team to respond and propel Everton back up the table in the coming months.
Allan said: “Recent results haven’t been positive but, with peace of mind from the work we’ve been doing during the week, we have everything to turn this around. To get some wins and move higher up the league.”
Everton will look to return to winning ways in the 12.30pm kick-off at Burnley tomorrow. Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne will miss out once again due to injury.
Yet there is more positive news regarding playmaker James Rodriguez. The Colombian midfielder has gone off the boil in recent weeks after starting the season in stunning form.
Ancelotti believes an injury setback and international travel have derailed his progress. And the veteran coach claims now Rodriguez has returned to full fitness, he is ready to make an impact.
In his pre-match press conference, as reported by the Liverpool Echo, Ancelotti said: “(Rodriguez) is in a good condition. He had a problem as everyone knows, but this week he trained well and he is back.
“We have to consider for this player to travel around the world for international football will not be easy.”