Everton boss David Moyes doesn't believe their European aspirations have been overly harmed by Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa.
Phil Jagielka's late own goal cost the Toffees two precious Premier League points at Villa Park.
Tim Cahill's double had looked set to move Everton to within two points of seventh-placed Villa in the race for Europa League qualification.
But despite the late blow, Moyes refused to be too downbeat about his side European chances.
"I'm not disappointed about how we played tonight, not at all," he said.
"The last three games being draws make me feel that we're playing well, but maybe if we could have got one win out of them it would have made a big difference.
"I think it was an end-to-end game, there were lots of opportunities. I thought we played really well and got into good positions and didn't always make a chance from it.
"We will keep trying to see what we can do but, if you had said to me in October we'd be in this position now, I'd have said you were kidding me on.
"The players have done a great job. We've had two defeats in 20 games.
"I think the galling thing is we've had three draws in a row where we could have done with picking up another point or two."