"My view is that, first of all, it is hard for me to believe we finished second because when I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do - you [the media] are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing, finish below us, you make them look like serial winners".
Still, Richarlison scored his second goal in the 67th, using Conor Coady as a screen as he curled a low shot from the left side of the area around the Wolves defender and into the far bottom corner of the net.
The Blues were in control of proceedings until just before half-time when they saw the dubious sending off of their captain.More news: Seattle Airport Employee Takes Off In Stolen Plane, Crashes Nearby
Five minutes later Wolves drew level thanks to a superbly executed free-kick from Ruben Neves.
The visitors were reduced to ten men shortly before half-time, however. Richarlison spun away from Conor Coady before curling a low effort past Rui Patricio.
However, the Merseysiders held on to take a point from a highly entertaining clash with a classy Wolves side who are sure to light up the top-flight this season. Neves was the one switching play with caressed passes.
Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo kept much of his powder dry, choosing not to blood record signing Adama Traore.More news: Anderson`s fifer knocks India out for 107 in Lord`s Test
"It is about the team for me and we came back really well with all the players playing in the style and the movement that we should be doing".
Champions League football has also been targeted at the Midlands club within the next few seasons.
Worringly for Everton, Richarlison was eventually forced off by injury.More news: NASA's $2 billion flight to sun delayed by last-minute technical problem