Ahead of the Toffees Saturday's FA Cup clash with Manchester City, Carlo Ancelotti has vowed to try a different tactic while he will still take lessons from his time in charge of Real Madrid.
“When we played a lot of time when I was in Madrid against Messi - who was one of the best opponents - I didn't talk about Messi to the players," Ancelotti was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.
"They are going to be scared. I try not to talk too much about Manchester City. Everyone knows the players and the quality of the individuals and the quality of the team.”
Everton were downed 3-1 in the Premier League when the sides met last month. The Italian urges his players to keep themselves in order throughout.
"It has to be different than in the league game. We have prepared a different strategy and I hope this strategy is going to work.
"We have to be focused on what we want to do on the pitch and forget about the quality of Manchester City. Everyone knows.
"We have to be focused on ourselves and what we want to do, use a good attitude and a good spirit. Man City feels unbeatable in this moment but in the history of football no team is unbeatable."