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Carlo Ancelotti praised Everton midfielder Tom Davies at his press conference today.
Ahead of Everton’s Premier League clash against Fulham on Sunday, Ancelotti has spoken highly of Davies and is sure to boost the youngster’s confidence.
The 22-year-old struggled to make an impact during Ancelotti last season, and there were even suggestions that he should be put on loan.
With Everton beefing up their midfield this summer by signing Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure, it was feared that Davies would actually have a hard time getting matches.
However, he has made eight Premier League starts this season and has improved over time. He was outstanding against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup on Wednesday, and many fans felt it was his best performance to date.
Ancelotti seems very impressed with Davies. The Italian has said that the young midfielder has ‘improved a lot’ and that he is doing ‘really well’.
The former Real Madrid boss added that Davies is a powerful and dynamic midfielder who has improved his handling of the ball and his possession.
Carlo on Tom Davies: “He’s doing very well, he’s improved a lot. He’s a powerful, dynamic midfielder. He’s improved in ball handling and possession. Tactically he’s doing well.”
– Patrick Boyland (@Paddy_Boyland) February 12, 2021
Davies has really impressed in recent weeks and the youngster rightly deserves the accolades he’s receiving.
However, you need to be patient and wait for your opportunities. With Allan and Andre Gomes set to return, Ancelotti will now have plenty of options in midfield.
Everton fans will love that Ancelotti has particularly noticed Davies’s improvement on the tactical side of the game.
Davies is a highly skilled young midfielder and is now showing what many fans hope he will become.