Premier League

Ancelotti explained the reason for not using James and Mina

Julian Bermúdez

September 16, 2020, 02:56 p.m.

The Italian coach was clear about the change of 10 players to start the season.

Everton and Salford played for the League Cup on Wednesday and Carlo Ancelotti made 10 changes from the game they beat Tottenham last weekend.

Only Michael Keane continued among the starters, while James Rodríguez and Yerry Mina were not even on the substitute bench for this game.

Before the match, Carlo Ancelotti was asked about this total turnaround in the starting line-up and he explained why.

“We have a strong team. This competition is very important to us and we wanted fresh legs on the field. Those who did not play against Tottenham should have the possibility to show their qualities, to be in a game and they have worked well. I hope they have a good presentation tonight, « said the coach.

With that, the coach opens the possibility for James and Mina to be taken into account in the game against West Bromwich Albion, a match that will be on Saturday at 6:30 a.m.