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Defeat Doesn't Dampen Moyes' Pride

Boss says Blues were unlucky not to take a point from Chelsea.

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David Moyes insisted he wasn't disappointed to sign off his Everton tenure with a defeat.

Instead he pointed to the quality of the Blues' performance as an illustration of how they have changed over the years.

His side lost 2-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in the final game of the Premier League season.

And Manchester United-bound Moyes paid tribute to his players - despite the reverse.

"I thought it was a really good game," he said in his post match press conference.

"We played excellently and the result was harsh on us. The attitude of the players and their performance levels were as good as we have had this season. But for a few misses we would have had a point.

"We have competed from the first day to the last this season. We have had bad days but show me a team who haven't."

After an emotional farewell at Goodison last weekend and a heartfelt speech at the club's awards evening, this game finally brought Moyes' 11 year reign to a close.

"It is difficult to sum it up in a few words," he said. "But I am grateful to have had the chance and I hope I am leaving a club in better condition than when I took over.

"I will go into Finch Farm some of the days next week and make sure things are in place for whoever the incoming manager is.

"I would like to be remembered for doing a hard working honest job because that is what the football club stands for."

stephen wardleGood luck David thanks for everything you've done at EFC come back soon :) coyb

Monday 20th May 09:41 Report Comment

alan shuttleworthThankyou very much for all your hard work stabalizing this great club and hope we kick on and win some silverware.Good luck with your new club.

Monday 20th May 09:16 Report Comment

matthew gengaduThank you David Moyes__you will be sorely missed.Best of luck in your new venture.

Monday 20th May 08:30 Report Comment

A.S KanjiNext manager has to be "VĂ­tor Pereira" and definately NOT Martinez.

Monday 20th May 06:27 Report Comment

Victor TayThanks DAVID MOYES!

Monday 20th May 05:55 Report Comment

Simon TippingYou are a Legend Moyes! Thanks for all you have done for us. Best of luck at United! COYB!!!!

Monday 20th May 04:29 Report Comment

Minik HansenSome nice words! We are already missing you. Wonder who the new manager is the one he is gonna visit at Finch Farm. Wishfully he will be as much inspirational as when Moyes speaks.

Monday 20th May 01:49 Report Comment

Mike ConnollyGood luck Davey....Come on Bill...THE RIGHT GUY is VITAL now

Monday 20th May 00:15 Report Comment

ellis williamsDavid Moyes has done a fantastic job for Everton and we can only wish him every success in his new job with the exception of 2 matches every season. Nil satis.

Sunday 19th May 21:47 Report Comment

A.S KanjiTransfer market is already hotting up in readiness for next season with clubs making move for players... We NEED our manager in place now!

Sunday 19th May 21:25 Report Comment

Jack DoyleThank you David for helping us find our wing for the last 11 years and now it's time for you to go but you will still be seen as a blue

Sunday 19th May 21:15 Report Comment

patrick liddaneGreat performance and season from our players. Made us Everton fans proud. Well done players one and all.

Sunday 19th May 21:00 Report Comment

matthew wadeAll the very best Mosey and thank you!!!!!

Sunday 19th May 20:43 Report Comment

David TaylorYou have given this club back it's pride and you have served us well. Lets hope the new manager can continue the good work . You will be missed - good wishes to you and your family.

Sunday 19th May 19:42 Report Comment

Susan RickersGood luck David and thanks for everything..

Sunday 19th May 19:16 Report Comment

john morrisAll the very best Mosey and thank you!!!!!

Sunday 19th May 18:49 Report Comment
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