“Tim Howard was Man of the Match - that’s the clear answer,” said the Head Coach after the Everton goalkeeper made six key saves to keep us at bay at the Lane.
Indeed, we racked up 20 efforts at goal to Everton’s seven with Harry Kane, Ryan Mason, Nacer Chadli, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier and Nabil Bentaleb all trying their luck without reward.
It left Mauricio with mixed emotions - pleased at the performance but disappointed only to gain a point.
“I’m disappointed because I think we deserved more but in the last few games we’ve deserved more, more and more,” said Mauricio.
“We need to improve in front of the opponents’ goal and to be more clinical but this type of period can happen.
“The good thing is that we’ve played better than United, Stoke, Leicester and Everton.
"I think we’re in a good way but it’s true, you feel a little frustrated because you play better and draw, play better and draw, play better and draw. That is a little upsetting. Why? Because we deserve more.
“We need to maintain the performance, this is the right way and we’re not worried because when Eriksen, Njie and Son are available it’s a strong squad.”
Meanwhile, Mauricio said Mousa Dembele - who was stretchered off early in the second half with a foot injury - will be assessed tomorrow (Sunday).