Mirallas: We can’t afford to do that again
Kevin Mirallas was disappointed with the Everton performance in the away draw at West Bromwich Albion and says that his team can’t afford to do that again if they harbour any ambitions of a champions league place.
Everton drew with WBA away at the Hawthorns in a 1-1 draw with Mirallas scoring for the visitors before Lugano scoring for the home team. Everton never reached the levels they had become accustomed to and could have lost the game after the hosts had a flurry of late chances.
Mirallas said: “We were so disappointed with this one. If we’d beaten West Brom at Goodison earlier in the season, then you would maybe take this as a good point but we didn’t. It was a difficult game.
“We can’t afford to do that again. The little problem for us this season has been a few too many draws.
“In the first half we played very well and created a few good chances. But in the second half we had to defend a lot more and dropped deeper. It was tough.
A poor second half was only lightened by the introduction of new signing Aiden McGeady, but overall the team were unhappy with their showing.
“We need to look at that second half and learn because it’s not good for the future.
“Maybe we got a bit carried away after scoring so close to half-time and thought we’d win for sure.
“It was a very frustrated dressing room which is normal because we wanted to win and knew how important it was.
“We need to have a good game against Stevenage in the Cup now, which won’t be easy because we’re away.”
Mirallas switched infield during the game to play in the number 10 role and he feels that this is his best position and can support Romelu Lukaku.
“For me I think the second striker role is my best position,” he said. “Sometimes I’ve been played right or left and it’s not a problem but I think I made a good impression.
“I feel free in that role and I have a good rapport with Romelu from the national team too so it’s good for Everton.
“The thing is that Ross has been playing really well in that number 10 role. Ultimately it’s not important for me really as long as I play well wherever the manager asks me.”
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