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Richarlison Will Win The Ballon d'Or According To Everton Manager Carlo Ancelotti

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Richarlison Will Win The Ballon d'Or According To Everton Manager Carlo Ancelotti

Everton forward Richarlison has revealed manager Carlo Ancelotti thinks he has the ability to win the Ballon d'Or.

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The Brazilian is a vital part of the Toffees' attack and has registered four goals as well as two assists this season, taking his tally to 33 goals in 86 games overall.

But Ancelotti thinks the former Watford man can go on to achieve even greater things and become one of the best players in the world.

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While away on international duty, the 23-year-old told Globo Esporte per TribalFootball: "I ended up learning many things.

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Image Credit: PA

"Now, with Ancelotti, a guy who won everything, he's always telling me some story, correcting me, guiding me. That's what makes a player evolve.

"I can only grow with his arrival, and who knows, I can become a scorer and grow even more as a professional.

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"Ancelotti himself has already said that I'm among the 10 best strikers he has coached and that's an honour for me.

"It motivated me a lot, I want to improve even more. He already told me that I'll win the Golden Ball [Ballon d'Or], that I'll win several championships. I'll trust the man's word.

"Now I just need to improve, working hard in training, so I can continue to evolve."

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Everton started the season in fine form but have lost their last three Premier League games.

All three losses came with Richarlison out of the team, as he's served a suspension after receiving a red card in the Merseyside derby.

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Following the game, Ancelotti stated per Daily Star: "The spirit in the second half was really good but at the same time there is disappointment as we didn't play with that spirit in the first half.

"Of course we have to improve. This period has been really bad, really unfortunate but it is gone.

"But next period I hope it will be better, it has to be better."

Do you think Richarlison will ever win the Ballon d'Or?

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Let us know in the comments below.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Carlo Ancelotti, Richarlison, Premier League, Everton, Ballon d'Or, Brazil

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