Everton captain Seamus Coleman has admitted that Spurs ‘wanted it more’ as they beat the Toffees 6-2 at Goodison Park this afternoon.
The last Premier League fixture before Christmas served up an absolute cracker, with Everton and Spurs both focussing on their attacking qualities rather than the defensive side of the game in what was an eight-goal epic.
Everton took the lead through Theo Walcott, but goals from Son, Alli and Kane turned it around to grab a 3-1 half time lead. They made it four shortly after the break before The Toffees gave themselves a lifeline through Tottenham old boy Gylfi Sigurdsson.
However, Spurs ended hopes of an Everton rally as Son and Kane both doubled their tallies, and speaking after the game, Seamus Coleman admitted that the visitors ‘wanted it more’:
“From where I was it looked like a perfectly good goal from DCL and they equalised from our mishap in defence,” Coleman told BBC’s Match of the Day.
“We couldn’t recover. They showed their quality and they outfought us. It looked like they wanted it more which shouldn’t be the case, especially at Goodison.
“We didn’t show enough commitment. We’re 11th in the table. We need to get back on track very quickly.”
The result leaves Everton in 11th in the table, while Spurs stay in third, just six points behind league leaders Liverpool and two points behind Man City.