Carlo Ancelotti has challenged his star striker Richarlison to score 30 goals next season. The Brazilian has scored 13 goals this season, being responsible for almost forty per cent of Everton‘s goals this season. However, Ancelotti feels that Richarlison should even be more important by scoring more goals than the twenty goals the forward has set himself to score.
Last week Richarlison outlined his aim to reach the 20 goal mark next season, but Ancelotti feels the 23-year-old should be aiming higher. “I think Richarlison is wrong to say that the target will be 20,” Ancelotti told Sky Sports. “The target doesn’t have to be 20 for him. It should as a minimum be 30.”
“I’ve had strikers that were able to score 60 goals in a season – it doesn’t matter the name [Cristiano Ronaldo scored 61 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid in 2014/15]. But even in England, Didier Drogba scored 29 goals in one Premier League season alone. So the target for Richarlison will be 30 – not 20.”