‘We have to try and compete for the top’: Carlo Ancelotti insists Everton can get into Europe after dramatic comeback victory at Watford
- Everton came back to win at Watford through Yerry Mina brace and Theo Walcott
- The Hornets had gone ahead with Adam Masina and Robert Pereyra striking
- Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti has set his sights on finishing in European places
Carlo Ancelotti believes the Europa League is within reach for Everton after they came back from 2-0 down to secure a dramatic 3-2 win at Watford.
Theo Walcott scored a 90th-minute winner to dent Watford’s hopes of survival – and move Everton to within three points off fifth-place Sheffield United.
‘I think we have to try and compete for the top, to reach the Europa League for next season,’ Ancelotti said.
Carlo Ancelotti has set Everton a target of reaching Europe after the comeback win at Watford
‘It could be really important. I don’t know if we are able to, I think if we are able to keep this period, this concentration, I think we can reach the Europa League – we have to fight of course but I think we have the possibility to fight.’
Adam Masina and Roberto Pereyra put Watford 2-0 up before goals from Yerry Mina (twice) and Walcott secured Everton victory.
‘In this moment, things are going well,’ Ancelotti added. ‘We don’t have to be too happy or excited but it is an important fact that we were able to win this difficult game.’
Theo Walcott struck late on to send the Toffees to within three points of fifth place