Moyes Buoyed By Point
Blues boss praises players' efforts.
David Moyes was satisfied with the efforts of his players as the Blues left White Hart Lane with a creditable point.
It could have been even better for Everton, as Phil Jagielka then Kevin Mirallas overturned Emmanuel Adebayor’s first-minute goal.
But Gylfi Sigurdsson struck late on to earn his side a share of the spoils.
Speaking following an enthralling game in North London, Moyes said: “It was a really good game. Tottenham had some opportunities but I am disappointed we didn’t win. But in the same breath I’m pleased with the efforts the players put in.
“The early goal really stung us. For the players, psychologically it is hard when you come to a team that are doing really well and lose a goal after 30 seconds.
“But we kept plugging away, kept at it, and great credit to the players for going from 1-0 down to 2-1 up.”
The Blues boss reserved special praise for the goal of the game from Mirallas, who struck early in the second half to hand the visitors the lead.
“We saw one last week, these special goals and they are the sort of goals you see Gareth Bale scoring.
“Now Kevin has one last week and one this week. It was great, good close control, running at speed and a fine finish. It’s the type of goal that supporters want to see.”
The point means the Toffees remain in the hunt for a European place with seven games to play.
“I thought if we lost we would be out of the race for Europe and if we won we would be right in the mix,” added Moyes.
“Even achieving a Europa League spot is going to be hard this year, so for us to just try to hang in there is what we want to do.
“I think the players, who have played so well this year, deserve to achieve that and that’s why I am telling them to keep going.”