“We started alright and we controlled a bit of possession, as you can here. We had spoken about their counter-attack, which is a big strength for Tottenham. They play very compact and counter-attack with speed with very good players.
“We have to think in the bigger picture. There are 13 games to go for us, with eight of those at home. Teams are around us are having difficulties, and that’s where we’re at.”
Asked about his belief Everton can improve their results, he added: “I’m absolutely confident. That’s why I’m here. I wouldn’t have taken on the job otherwise.
“When I came in, the feeling was, ‘We could be going down here’. That was the feeling in the Club and the city. It was up to me to change that.
“Tonight is a test of that. It doesn’t give me any fear about what’s coming ahead. I actually can’t wait for the two games at Goodison [against Wolves and Newcastle].
“They will be two really tough matches. I’ll be ready for them and the players will have to be ready for them.
“It’s about training hard, preparing for the game and going out and showing absolute application – sticking your foot in when you need to and getting the basics right – and we’ll be alright.”
Iwobi will be hoping to return back to action in Toffees next game against Wolves.