Seamus Coleman has urged Everton to recapture their good form after ‘sloppy’ goals cost them at Spurs.
A Harry Kane brace and Delel Alli’s late strike meant that Everton’s nine game unbeaten run was halted at White Hart Lane despite goals from Enner Valencia and the record-breaking Romelu Lukaku.
Coleman said: “I don’t think we can have any complaints about the result.
“We came down here knowing this would be our biggest test in a while and we wanted to see where we were at. I don’t think we helped ourselves with the goals we gave away, we were a bit sloppy and gave away poor goals which we are disappointed with.
“But we showed a bit of character to keep going and try and get the second goal but unfortunately they got the third just at the wrong time for us.”
After going 2-0 down to the side with the division’s best home record, Everton pulled a goal back when Lukaku slotted home his 61st Premier League goal - becoming the Blues’ leading scorer in the competition in the process.
But Alli’s cheeky strike from a quick free kick ultimately killed the game off.
Coleman continued: “We were in a good run of form ourselves and we knew they were too there were two top strikers on the pitch today and they both got goals but there are top players all over the pitch.
“We always know when we have got Rom up front that if he gets a chance he will put it away and he did that. We were chasing the game but our biggest disappointment is the goals we gave away - though Harry Kane’s at the start was a great goal.
“We will bounce back. We have been going well, this was a big test and in the second half we showed a bit more and we have to take that into West Brom who are on our tails.”
Think Baines and Coleman have lost the edge they had as an attacking force, and not sure defensively now either
Baines is a player that won't give the ball away much, but it tends to be safe passes, and has been a distant memory where free kicks are concerned, as the likes of Barkley get them now.
Coleman is a runner, but if it was a choice of him or Mason Holgate as a defender, I'd choose Holgate. Coleman is good for yardage, but he has to start finding the target, as the targets also have to make themselves available.
Romelu Lukaku is a goalscorer, but not the easiest person to supply, and Ross Barkley nor Kevin Mirallas are players who will attack a cross, especially when you look back over the years at Tim Cahill.
The "Barkley Is Great" brigade are loud at the moment, but he's only scored 4 goals in 27 league games, and 7 assists, and that's not good enough.