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Sigurdsson: Everton players already buying into Ancelotti tactics

Gylfi Sigurdsson insists Everton's players have already "bought-in" to Carlo Ancelotti's tactics.

The Toffees have won two from two under the Italian's stewardship.

"We've conceded only one goal in the last two games and that's helped us," said Sigurdsson, who played the full 90 minutes against both Burnley and Newcastle. "I think we have been solid defensively. Passing-wise, we've been more effective and more of a threat in the last few games.

"[The mood in the dressing room] is fantastic. Obviously, with two wins in three days it can't get any better than that.

"All of the boys have a lot of respect for [Ancelotti]. He knows what he is talking about, he knows what he is doing. It's easy to buy into what he wants.

"Even though it's a difficult time to come in with two games in the space of five or six days since he has been in, it's been fantastic for the confidence of the team. For him to get two wins straightaway, hopefully that is just the start and we can build on it now."

Sigurdsson has operated as a central midfielder under Ancelotti and admits he is enjoying the new role.

He added: "[My role] is something that's completely different and I'm enjoying it. Obviously, it's a different kind of system and the way we are playing at the moment. You can't complain when you win two games on the spin the space of three days. I'm enjoying it.

"We haven't had loads of time with the new manager to work on things – it's been mainly video clips. A little bit of work on the pitch but with the two games there hasn't been a lot of training. I think we try to keep it pretty simple, stay together and keep the ball moving, and let the boys in front do the attacking. We've also got to keep our shape defensively."

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