Everton must improve their mentality if they are to start beating teams in the ‘big six’, says Carlo Ancelotti.
The loss means that Everton have won just one of their 12 games against ‘big six’ opposition this season. That being the 3-1 win over Chelsea in December.
Speaking to Sky Sports post-match, Ancelotti conceded that there must be a change in his side’s approach to those games.
“We have to change the mentality, this is absolutely normal,” he said.
“We want to do a step more, but you can not do that day-by-day.”
So day-by-day you can improve your quality, your confidence and spirit to reach the next step.”
Despite that, Ancelotti insists Everton will continue to fight to get into a European place.
He added: “We have five games [remaining], we have to keep fighting.
“We have three games at home, two away, so we can have our chance still. We are working on that.”
Everton face Southampton on Thursday night in their next Premier League fixture.