Louis Saha vented his frustration at being left out of Everton's squad to face Wigan but manager David Moyes later denied there was a problem.
Shortly before kick-off, Saha wrote on Twitter: "I am not good enough. It's coz I'm confident in my ability that I'm gutted. Absolutely destroyed."
After his side's 3-1 win, Moyes responded: "It's good that, great.
"I want them upset when they are not involved. I'm not really that bothered. I was interested in the 11 players."
Saha, 33, has played just 41 minutes this season and has not featured since the Carling Cup win over Sheffield United on 24 August.
Moyes has stressed he will only pick players who are in form and has demonstrated that by starting club captain Phil Neville on the bench for the last two matches.
As Saha had been struggling for match fitness, the Frenchman was left out again against Wigan. It is understood the striker was at Goodison Park ahead of the game but left the ground soon after discovering he was not in the squad.
Everton won the game 3-1
as Apostolos Vellios and Royston Drenthe scored their first goals in English football.