Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti saw his side throw away a two-goal lead in stoppage time in Newcastle but then pointed out to the Daily Mail that he lost a Champions League final from 3-0 up.
The Toffees were on course for a comfortable victory only to see the Magpies score twice deep into stoppage time.
Ancelotti saw his AC Milan team lead Liverpool 3-0 at half-time of the 2005 Champions League Final.
A roaring comeback saw the Reds lift the trophy after a penalty shootout.
Ancelotti used the situation as an example of football’s unpredictable element.
He told the Daily Mail: “I think there are things in football that are unpredictable. Until the first goal, nobody could think they could draw the game and me too.
“We played well but you have to accept the result because sometimes in football things happen that you cannot control.
“Of course the players are really sad at this moment but I said to them I have more experience, I said to them I lost the final of the Champions League winning 3-0 so it can happen sometimes.”
The two points which Everton dropped would have seen them climb to eighth in the table.
In recent weeks Ancelotti has managed to get the Merseysiders firing but last night represented a setback of sorts.
Aside from a disappointing cup defeat to Liverpool, the Toffees have picked up some good results of late.
Ancelotti will hope that his team can now go on another run and lift themselves into contention for a European place.
The renowned Italian boss has clearly lifted spirits around Goodison Park following the Marco Silva-era.
A real challenge is presented to him now to ensure that his team doesn’t dwell on this disappointment.