Having been omitted from the matchday squad for Everton's season opener against Tottenham, Gordon has explained the frank conversation he had with Ancelotti to earn a place back in the squad.
“I didn't go and bang his door down, I went and asked politely, 'What can I do better to get in the team?'" Gordon told Evertontv.
“I always want to get better and improve as a player.
“I just wanted his views on that – he gave me his view and I am trying to work on that every day.
“[There was] nothing specific [Ancelotti asked from Gordon], he said I am doing very well and to keep doing what I am doing. We have a very competitive side, which I understand.
“With the players, we have brought in and already had, it is a really strong squad. For a young player to break through is hard and for me to be here and getting opportunities is testament to how I am training and improving.
“I was a little bit [nervous going to Ancelotti], yes. It was my first time doing it. But he is such a warm man and manager.
"For me, the nerves weren't as bad as they could have been, because he is such a nice person.
“He welcomed it with open arms."