Carlos: We deserved to take something

It was a frustrating afternoon all round at Goodison Park yesterday, as Alan Pardew's team gave a battling performance and created a host of opportunities in front of goal, only to see Everton snatch all three points in the second half.

Carlos Tevez was as frustrated as the rest of his team-mates, despite producing an impressive individual display, and insisted afterwards that Hammers deserved to take something from the game.

"I don't think the result fairly reflected the way we played, and we definitely deserved something from the game," said the Argentinean striker. "We worked really hard, especially in the first-half and it was very frustrating not to score a goal."

The game was played in very blustery conditions but Carlos did not feel that could be used as an excuse for the result.

"Yes the conditions were hard, but it is the same for both teams," he says. "We should have used the wind to our advantage in the first-half because they certainly did in the second-half. At the end of the day they were just more clinical in their finishing and that was the difference between the two sides."

After being in and out of the team with injury, Carlos has started the last three matches - playing the full 90 minutes in two of them - and he feels his form is getting better every week

"I definitely feel that, little by little, I am getting to where I want to be in terms of the level of my performances," he says. "I feel more and more comfortable with every game I play but as a striker it is scoring goals that defines you as a good player, which I am yet to do. I hope that is coming soon.

"I feel good in myself, I have had a few kicks and knocks but I understand that is part and parcel of the Premiership so it is not a problem. It makes me stronger as a player and as I said before I do feel like I am improving with every game I play."

By Miranda Nagalingam