Sylvain Distin rued Everton’s inability to turn dominance into goals as the Blues crashed out of the Capital One Cup against Fulham.
The French defender said: “We played really well in the first half and had the game in our hands. Realistically we should have been 2-0 up by half-time. We created a lot of chances but could only get the one goal.
“I don’t believe half-time came at the wrong time for us, you always know when it’s coming and it was up to us to carry on in the same way in the second. We felt comfortable but in the second half they changed their system a bit, started to press higher and we didn’t adapt. It was a completely different game after we conceded their first goal.
“The second goal was just about communication but we needed a little more focus as it was an easy set-piece. It was an easy pass and we didn’t switch on. It wasn’t good enough.
“It’s difficult to think of any positives at the moment we’re just feeling disappointment right now. I feel like it was a game we could and should have won.”