Everton defender Michael Keane says that winning games and climbing the Premier League table should be second to proving their worth to the manager in the coming two games.
The Blues can’t qualify for European football now, but Keane says that he believes every Everton player should be fighting for their place in next season’s squad under Ancelotti.
“It is about winning both games, and, to be honest, showing the manager you are good enough to be here next year,” said Keane.
“We don’t want to be in this position next year.
“We want to be up the table, pushing for Europe, the Champions League.
“If you’re not playing well enough at the minute, the manager might replace you.
“That has to be what everyone is fighting for.
“We want to win the games and climb the table.
“We can’t reach Europe and won’t go down but we want to finish as high as possible for our pride.
“We have two tough games, Sheffield United are fighting for Europe and Bournemouth will be fighting for their lives, like Aston Villa were on Thursday.
“We have to be mentally and physically ready and try to get two wins.”