Everton boss Ronald Koeman admitted that he was not unhappy with his side’s performance despite their 1-0 loss to Burnley.
Jeff Hendrick’s first-half goal means the Merseyside club have won only once since the opening day of the season, with four defeats in five Premier League matches leaving Koeman’s men just two points above the bottom three.
However, the Dutchman told Sky Sports News after the latest setback: “I’m not unhappy what I saw from the team, they showed today how we had to play.
“If you play against a team who are defending so strong you need to be at your best. We didn’t have that creativity.”
Wayne Rooney thought he should have had a penalty in the closing stages when his flick-on from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s cross bounced on to Matthew Lowton’s arm and Koeman said: “You know, sometimes you get the help of a referee.
“I don’t say it was a penalty because it wasn’t his intention to touch the ball – but on other occasions I’ve seen a penalty given.
“Of course we can play better on the ball, this situation is really disappointing. But we’ll continue because what I saw today is how to come out of this difficult situation.”