Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has challenged his marksman Richarlison to become ‘cold’ outside the box, insisting the Brazilian still has a lot to do as he looks to make a name for himself in the game.

He said: “In the period that I have been here, he has done really well. I have been really impressed with him. He’s a top striker.

“Of course he is young, he has to improve, but he has the qualities that we need. He is one of our best players and we have a lot of confidence.”

Asked what Richarlison needs to do to take the next step, Ancelotti replied: “The next step for him is he needs to have more control with the ball.

“When he has the ball, sometimes he loses it easily. He has to be strong there because he has the body to cover the ball well sometimes.

“I have nothing to say about his efficiency in the box, it’s fantastic. He’s really cold in the box, he has to be cold also outside the box.”

The 23-year-old Brazilian celebrated two years on Merseyside on Friday, having scored 29 goals in 79 appearances since his £40million switch from Watford.

Up next; Everton play Bournemouth next at Goodison Park in their final match of the season.


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