Everton boss Ronald Koeman says he is “disappointed” after the 3-0 defeat at home to Spurs in what could be considered the worst home performance since Wigan left 3-0 winners in the FA Cup five years ago.
The Blues looked lost and a million miles behind a Spurs side who barely needed to get out of second gear as they romped to an easy win.
Cuco Martina, Ashley Williams, Davy Klaassen, Wayne Rooney, and Sandro Ramirez all looked a long way from being part of a side capable of challenging for a place in the top six, leaving Koeman to admit that top six would be a real challenge for his side.
He said, “I am disappointed. I thought the first 25 minutes was OK.
“We had some chances but after the lucky 1-0 down it was really difficult. We lost control in the game. Tottenham’s midfield diamond was difficult to control.
“Straight away in the second half the third goal killed the confidence in our team and Tottenham grew even more.
“The frustration is the second half. I don’t ask for yellow or red cards but in several situations we were too nice. We were too nice, too weak in the second half but that is also something about confidence.
“I know how it works in football. If you sign some players they are losing a bit being realistic. Everyone is talking Everton top six but if you know the qualities of the players in the top six it is a challenge. We have enough games coming up to have a good reaction.”