Sam Allardyce reacts to Cenk Tosun's performance on Everton debut

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton looks on from the touchline during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton lost 4-0 at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2018 in London, England.Sam Allardyce, manager of Everton

Everton boss Sam Allardyce has told Sky Sports that he felt new signing Cenk Tosun was 'okay' in the 4-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening.

The Toffees travelled to Wembley Stadium on Saturday to take on Spurs, and were hoping to end a run of three straight defeats in all competitions – but ended up receiving a thumping defeat.

Son Heung-min's first half tap-in handed Spurs the lead, before Harry Kane bagged two close-range finishes in the second half to make it 3-0, with Christian Eriksen finishing off a flowing move to seal a 4-0 win.

Cenk Tosun of Everton during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2018 in London, England.Cenk Tosun of Everton

Everton were not only poor defensively, but offered little going forward as they again failed to must a single shot on target, with manager Allardyce coming in for stern criticism.

Allardyce did though field his first Everton signing, as striker Cenk Tosun made his Toffees debut, playing for 62 minutes after being signed from Besiktas last week.

Tosun failed to really trouble the Tottenham defence, and in truth it was a tough game for him to make his debut in, given Spurs' strong back line and Everton's recent struggles in terms of creating chances.

Davinson Sanchez of Tottenham Hotspur and Cenk Tosun of Everton during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2018 in London,...Davinson Sanchez of Tottenham Hotspur and Cenk Tosun of Everton

After the game, Allardyce has told Sky Sports that he felt Tosun was 'okay' on his debut, suggesting that it was a very difficult day for the Turkish international and Everton as a whole.

Allardyce noted that Tosun will adjust to Premier League football, but he needs better service in the box, and hopes that he can replicate his goalscoring form during his time with Besiktas.

“He was okay. I think it was a very difficult day for him, and a very difficult day for us all in the end,” said Allardyce. “As he gets used to more and more to the Premier League, it's definitely an area of improvement that we need more than anywhere else I think.”

“But I'm not sure about that after today, by the way. If he can get us holding the ball up, and we can get better service and get the ball in the box like he likes, hopefully he'll do what he's done for Besiktas in their league and in the Champions League. That's what we need at the moment,” he added.

Everton's English manager Sam Allardyce gestures during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Wembley Stadium in London, on January 13, 2018.Everton manager Sam Allardyce

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