Jordan Pickford is sad to be the reason why Virgil van Dijk is out injured, Carlo Ancelotti has said.
Carlo recently revealed that the knee-high tackle on the Liverpool defender was very unfortunate and mistimed.
According to him, Everton is really sorry for his injury and everyone at the club hopes he can recover soon and well.
He added that Pickford intended to reach the ball, not to hurt Virgil van Dijk, so people should saying it was premeditated.
His words, “To be clear, we are really sorry for the injury of Virgil van Dijk. Every one of us hopes he can recover soon and well.
“There was this contact with Jordan Pickford: it was mistimed contact. But the fact the Premier League is so fast, it is not so difficult to arrive a little bit later.
“Jordan arrived a little bit later but his intention was to try to reach the ball. It was not to hurt Virgil van Dijk.
“To say it was premeditated, and this and that, in my opinion, is too much. Virgil van Dijk knows this.
“Jordan is really sad, really disappointed [that he is injured]. It was a strong contact, maybe mistimed, but sometimes in football, it can happen.”