Defeat Doesn't Dampen Moyes' Pride
Boss says Blues were unlucky not to take a point from Chelsea.
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."