On the result...
"We are disappointed because it was a dull, scrappy game with no spark. Everton were going for the long ball and overall we controlled them very well but they had a little more power in the final third. It is difficult to take losing a game like this but we have to cope with it. We are a little bit jaded at the moment."

On missed opportunities...
"We had plenty of opportunities we did not use because the final ball was too late or not accurate enough. But we battled hard and the spirit was excellent but we did not create enough."

On accusations of lacking a cutting edge...
"It is very frustrating because you feel there is potential in there. We feel we make the minimum at the moment. This month has been very hard for us. We lost at Blackburn in the last minutes, we lost here in the last minutes and went out against Eindhoven in the last minutes. That means we miss maturity in dealing with that."

On the need to buy a goalscorer...
"No, we have plenty of goalscorers out. Henry, Van Persie and Adebayor are injured. At the moment we are a bit short on that front but they will all be back next season."

On feeling sorry for themselves...
"We are not guaranteed to be in the top four and we want to be in there. We have a very difficult programme."

 

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