Carlo Ancelotti has urged his Everton side to goal excessive throughout their battle for a European spot.
The Toffees are seventh within the Premier League after 25 video games, having picked up 43 points.
They’re at all times on points with rivals Liverpool and solely two behind West Ham are in fourth place.
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Talking forward of their conflict with West Brom on Thursday, Ancelotti said: “We’re proud to be within the struggle. We have now to make use of our expectations as motivation. If expectations are excessive, it is completely regular at a membership with a great observe document. We wish to be back there as they have been within the past.
“Expectation is just not a bad phrase in my view. It is a good phrase. It retains you motivated. I feel it is essential to have ambition. ”
The Italian boss is aiming to safe European football for Everton for the primary time since 2017/18.
His side has a chance to win the top 4 positions with a win over West Brom, although it could be temporary.
Ancelotti continued: “I forgot that recreation and Liverpool or Chelsea could also be within the top 4, however it would not matter. We would like three points, it is essential to stay within the struggle.
“I am positive this case with the European jobs can be determined within the last recreation and we wish to be there till the last recreation.”
When requested in regards to the high quality of Sam Allardyce’s side, Ancelotti said: “I feel West Brom are enjoying now how Allardyce desires them to do it.
“They’re robust defensively, robust in contact and present good order. It is no coincidence that they did not surrender of their last two video games, even when they have been a bit fortunate that Brighton missed two penalty kicks.
“The defensive consistency is there and discovering alternatives won’t be straightforward for us.”