SEAMUS COLEMAN rued Everton’s lack of cutting edge as they wasted several chances to beat Swansea at Goodison.
The Blues had to settle for a point from their goal-less draw with Michael Laudrup’s side on Saturday, meaning they were unable to make up ground on fourth placed Spurs in the Premier League table.
And Coleman was left particularly frustrated after a fine individual display, when he toiled endlessly to try and break down a determined visiting defence.
He said: “We got a lot of chances and possession but we just couldn’t break them down which was unfortunate.
“It was one of those days. I tried to get forward as much as I could and put a few balls in the box but unfortunately no-one was there to put them in. On another day we would have scored, but that’s part and parcel of football.
“They [Swansea] came here with a game-plan to maybe leave with a point and they got that.”
Coleman had started his second consecutive game since recovering from an ankle problem that sidelined him over Christmas, and he hopes the seven-day break before Everton’s next game, away at Southampton a week today, will allow David Moyes’ men to make the journey South in better shape.
“For me it was disappointing to miss the Christmas period,” added the Republic of Ireland international, who signed a new five year deal earlier this month. “It was good to get back for the cup game last week and hopefully I can go from now until the end of the season without any injuries.
“I think the Christmas period was really important and the lads got through that brilliantly and started off the new year well too,” he added.
“We will have a good week now in training and look forward to the next game.”