Carlo Ancelotti says Everton are a work in progress and he will use the summer transfer market to make them more exciting.
The Italian accepts his Blues have been frustratingly inconsistent this season, consistent only in blowing the chance to push for the top four, every time it seemed within their grasp.
The latest setback happened last weekend when Goodison defeat by Villa again hit their quest for Europe.
But Ancelotti believes they are on the fringes of the European battle because of fighting spirit – and the next step in the evolution is to add more exciting quality.
“We won games for fighting spirit, not the quality we were able to show, so the spirit is so important for us,” he explained.
“We have to manage and adapt the situation for the next season. It is a step we have to use.
“I think the fact that the attitude was good and the spirit was good, (means) the next step is to try and improve the quality and play more attractive football.”
There have been some criticisms from fans about the lack of pace in the Blues team, but the Italian argued that is it more about providing another dimension to his hard working team.
“Oh, we have weaknesses and we have quality, and I think that the speed and energy is really important in modern football, but not the most important part, of course,” he explained.
“The last time (summer transfer window) we had to try and improve the energy in midfield, we signed players who put more energy in midfield.
“So (this time)we need to improve some positions on the pitch to try and play more attractive football.”
Ancelotti is without James Rodriguez for the visit to West Ham, but Abdoulaye Doucoure is back, and could go straight into the starting line up.
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