Carlo Ancelotti admits Everton players were not good enough in Cup defeat

Carlo Ancelotti admits Everton players were not good enough in Cup defeat

Carlo Ancelotti has hit out at his players after a lackluster performance against a young Liverpool side in a FA Cup third round.

Curtis Jones scored the only goal of the game as the Toffees chased the game all through the second 45 minutes.

And the former Chelsea boss who fielded his best XI could not hold back his frustration as he admitted that they were not good enough.

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“Honestly in the second half we were not good enough.

“I have not spoken to them yet (after the game), but I am going to speak to them and tell them that (is it is not good enough) yes, I will tell them about this.”

The Italian boss also claimed his side lacked confidence, intensity and belief despite playing against a young side.

Though Everton created four good chances in the first half but Ancelotti's men were outclassed in the second period.

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“In the second half we were not able to raise the right idea on the pitch, as we did in first half where we had opportunities to score.

“The fact we didn’t score affected us in second half. It was not good enough that we lost our intensity in our play, and we didn’t create enough opportunities up front.

“It wasn’t psychological. That didn’t affect our idea of a good game.

"The defeat arrived because we didn’t maintain the high intensity in the second half, we lost confidence, we were not able to keep the same ideas we had in the first half.

“I said to the players at half time to keep going, but they lost confidence and intensity.”

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Manchester United were lucky to have escaped a third round FA Cup defeat at the hands of Wolves.

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