Carlo Ancelotti Admits Everton's Away Record Against the Big Six Makes Him 'Want to Cry'

​Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that the club's recent away record against the so-called big six makes him want 'to cry', but he has opened up on his desire to build a winning mentality. 

The Toffees currently sit in ninth place in the Premier League, having picked up 36 points from their opening 26 league games. They next face a trip to Arsenal on Sunday, who are two points behind them.

Carlo Ancelotti

However, they will travel to the Emirates having failed to beat a 'big six' side away from home in 37 attempts - a winless streak that stretches back more than six years. Their last win against a big six team came back in 2013 under the management of Roberto Martinez, with Bryan Oviedo scoring a late winner at Old Trafford against ​Manchester United

When Toffees boss Ancelotti was made aware of this statistic ahead of Sunday's game, he replied, as quoted by ​the Mirror“So not one victory? Wow! I’m going to cry! It’s time to win then!”

The 60-year-old has won prolifically through his career, and went on to insist that he is once again attempting to create a winning mentality as they fight to compete in Europe next season.

Bryan Oviedo,Sylvain Distin

He added: “You have to change the penalty, of course. You have to give to the players the idea and the confidence that we can do it, that we can win. Of course, we have prepared for the game to try and win.

"It will be difficult, that’s normal, because Arsenal are much better at this moment. But we have worked with the idea of winning.”

After ​Everton's trip to take on ​Arsenal, they next play Manchester United, ​then ​Chelsea, followed by ​Liverpool. As a result, Ancelotti has emphasised the importance of picking up points in these games if they wish to play in Europe next season. 

Carlo Ancelotti

“It is obvious to say that these next four games [Arsenal, Chelsea, United, Liverpool] are vital for us. They are really important. The more points we can get the more possibility of qualifying for the Europa League.

“The players know that these are really important games, they are more important than others, because in these four games you can test how good we are. I think we are good but after that it is results that judge you.”

Source : 90min