Everton striker Moise Kean has revealed to Everton.com three things new manager Carlo Ancelotti has asked him to do since he was appointed as Marco Silva’s successor last month.
It has been a tough time for the young Italian following his move from Juventus in the summer, and he is yet to get on the score-sheet for the Toffees despite his substitute appearance in the defeat against Manchester City on New Year’s Day being his 19th of the campaign.
Speaking to the club’s official website about Ancelotti, the 19-year-old revealed: “He is a very, very good coach. I can learn so much with him.
“We have played well [under Ancelotti], played good football and enjoyed being with the ball.
“[He is asking me] just to enjoy what I am doing and work hard and be professional.”
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There would have been more than a few worries over Kean’s future at Goodison Park when he was brought on and then taken off just 18 minutes later by caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson at Old Trafford last month, but the teenager has bounced back well.
In fact, he even started the 2-1 win against Newcastle United at the weekend, and was then unlucky not to score with a brilliant acrobatic effort at the Etihad on Wednesday.
It appears as though Ancelotti has put his arm around his attacker’s shoulder and has also attempted to boost the confidence and ego of Kean by also saying that he wanted to sign him when he was Napoli boss – this can only be a good thing in the hope he will be an eventual success for Everton.
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The Italy U21 international desperately needs to get that first goal if he wants to become a regular in his compatriot’s starting XI however, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison in fine form right now – they have 10 and nine goals respectively in all competitions this term.
If Kean forgets about the pressure, enjoys his football and works hard like his manager wants him to, then there is no reason why he won’t break his duck and completely turn his fortunes around sooner rather than later.