By Will Butcher
Ademola Lookman believes Everton deserved more than just a point against Middlesbrough after the sides remained locked in a 0-0 stalemate on Saturday.
Lookman, 19, started his second match for the Toffees following his £11million move from League One outfit Charlton Athletic last month, before being substituted in the 73rd minute.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, the teenager claimed Everton were “unlucky” to only earn a point at the Riverside but thanked the “amazing support” that travelled to Teesside.
— Ademola Lookman (@Alookman_) February 12, 2017
Replaced by Aaron Lennon with just under 20 minutes still remaining, Lookman failed to provide the creative spark from out wide for the Toffees.
Despite failing to earn a win, the draw prolong Everton’s unbeaten run to five games that has included wins against Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Manchester City.
Lookman, who was brought to Merseyside after a run of wonderful form despite his tender age with the Addicks, could be dropped to face David Moyes’ Sunderland on February 25.
Kevin Mirallas is set to recover from a groin injury in time to face the Black Cats in just under two weeks’ time out, after the Belgium international missed Saturday’s draw against Boro.
A win against former manager Moyes will see the Toffees move to within four points of sixth-placed Manchester United, as Jose Mourinho’s side put Premier League duties to one side to face Southampton in the EFL Cup.
In other Everton news, this attacking midfielder is stalling over a new contract.