Frank Lampard said his side need to show “more quality” to avoid Premier League relegation.
The Toffees, Everton 17th on the table, lost 2:1 to West Ham and are only three points above the relegation zone before facing 19th-placed Burnley away on Wednesday.
“We’re in this position and know the reality but we have 10 games and a lot of points to fight for,” said Lampard.
“If we keep on the path we showed I have a strong belief we will be OK.”
West Ham went ahead through Aaron Cresswell’s superb first-half free-kick before Mason Holgate equalised early in the second half.
However, Everton, whose total of six away points is the lowest of any of the 92 sides in the Premier League or EFL, fell behind again five minutes later to Jarrod Bowen’s winning goal.
“We have to show more quality – and there is that in this group – to stay up,” added Lampard after his side lost for the sixth time in eight league matches since he replaced the sacked Rafael Benitez in January.
“Everton has huge history and a fanbase. At the moment we’re working to get through this moment. Myself and the players are giving everything. The fans can know if we keep doing that over 10 games we will be OK.”