Phil Jagielka admits morale inside the Everton camp is 'not good' following a disappointing run of results.
The Toffees were beaten 2-1 away at unbeaten Newcastle on Saturday to slip to 17th in the Premier League standings.
David Moyes' men have suffered five defeats in their last six outings and are now just a point above the drop zone.
Confidence has been rocked around Goodison Park, although Jagielka believes Everton have not been getting the rub of the green.
They had chances to take at least a point away from St James' Park over the weekend, but yet again costly errors at both ends of the field left them empty-handed.
Jagielka said in the Daily Express: "Unfortunately, it has been the tale of our season so far. I won't say we've gone up there and played brilliantly, but we've been okay in patches and created chances and not taken them.
"At the other end, any sort of mistake that happens they've seized on. Tim Howard hasn't had much to do, but they've scored two goals.
"Morale is not good. I'd be lying if I said we were all high-fiving each other in the changing room. We're all absolutely gutted, managers and coaches included.
"I don't think we would have expected to have got so few points from his run. That's five out of six we've lost.
"We've been in games, at least until 70 or 80 minutes, and in the past we might have nicked a draw or a win. The manager has got a hard job to do now in terms of getting confidence and morale back up."