"We knew the first 20 minutes of the second half would be hard and they got an early goal but we had our chances and didn't put them in".
The Ghana worldwide was handed a run-in at Goodison Park as goals from Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley condemned the Hammers to the defeat. If he does that, then he is going to play.
"He is trying to show Barkley that this is how you will end up if you don't do what is necessary for me, but for sure he will also have told the player that he is only doing it because he wants him to become better". He has got everything.
"He has got power, technique, he can shoot with both feet, he is fast and he can pick a pass".
"Over the past few seasons working under Roberto Martinez, you know from speaking to Martinez he let him go out and express himself, but I think that maybe took away from his development. Who is going to stop him?"
Talks have been ongoing about rewarding Lukaku with a new contract - he says that his agent, Mino Raiola is "looking after all that stuff" - and the Belgium worldwide has no cause for regret that he never ended up returning to Stamford Bridge. "We had a really honest conversation and I was surprised how honest he was with me". I just told him that whatever happens, I am a professional and I am committed to whatever scenario. "It will just be a normal game", says Lukaku, with a giveaway laugh.
"The most things you learn from the older players who are close to you because they are on the pitch". 'It means that Everton have done great work with me.
Koeman said: "I already had thoughts before the Burnley game".
'I am a guy who has to be at 100 per cent and that is what I am going to do.
"When I came back in I was working more than ever before, to get fit and to do my best for the team". If we could have scored in the first then it would have been a different game.
He helped set up Pedro Obiang for the away side's one real first half chance but the midfielder scooped his shot over the bar.