Distin: Everton refuse to accept defeat

December 11, 2012

Sylvain Distin EvertonSylvain Distin says that he believes he and his Everton colleagues have proven that they refuse to be beaten after the dramatic comeback against Spurs this weekend.

The Everton defender was part of the side who came back from 1-0 in a last-minute turnaround to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Steven Pienaar and Nikica Jelavic.

“We always believe we can win and we proved it again,” said the Frenchman.

“We were unfortunate with the goal we conceded but we never stopped believing and we always kept fighting.

“We don’t have to think about it, that is the mentality at Everton and after two weeks at the club that is how you behave because you follow the rest of the squad.

“Whether we are 1-0 down or 2-0 up, we play from the first second to the last second.

“Personally I’ve always been like that but if you are a player who is not too much like that you change your attitude pretty quickly and you follow everyone going in the same direction.

“When you join a club like Everton it feels like home after two weeks and it comes naturally – if not you have the gaffer on your back at the end of the game and you don’t want that.”