MARTIN Jol said his players paid the price for being a little bit too relaxed in their approach at Everton.
The Whites fell behind to a Steven Pienaar goal after 16 minutes and never recovered.
“I feel this was one of these days. We could have had a result,” said the Fulham boss.
“The only thing is you need to play with a bit more purpose. The first half was a bit too relaxed for me, like a summer night game.
“The second half we did a bit better in possession, but it's still disappointing.”
Jol added: “The players are professional. They want to get as high in the league as possible, like I do. I will give anything to be in the top 10. It's disappointing that we couldn't get a result in the last three or four games.”