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Ancelotti on goal celebrations during pandemic

Mon 11 January 2021 | 17:00

The Toffees boss insists that the players will not stop celebrating goals unless the Premier League tells them otherwise.



Carlo Ancelotti

, believes his players will continue celebrating their goals on and off the pitch despite the overspread of Covid-19 unless the Premier League prevents them from doing so.

“Honestly, there is no rule that says you are not allowed to celebrate,”

he said.

“We are really strict to follow the rules that the Premier League have put in place, to follow the protocols, and if the Premier League say you don’t have to celebrate, you don’t have to hug, we’re not going to celebrate.”

“Or we don’t score goals and that would be better, no? If you don’t score a goal, you don’t have to celebrate,”

he joked.

Ancelotti later talked about their upcoming match with


and their absentees, saying:

“Calvert-Lewin is unavailable. Hamstring problem. I think soon he can recover.”

“He had a little problem during the week before West Ham, but for the fact he has never had this kind of injury he was not able to judge himself at 100 per cent.”

“He played the game against West Ham, which means it is not a really important injury, but we want to keep him safe and, when he comes back, to be 100 per cent.”

“Without an important player like Dominic we have to be able to replace him in a different way. We have to adapt to this.”

“For sure we will be less dangerous on crosses, but maybe we can be more dangerous with the

source: SportMob