Phil Jagielka

Jags: We need to buck our ideas up

Phil Jagielka EvertonEverton captain Phil Jagielka says that the players need to buck their ideas up and start performing better if they are to avoid being drawn further into a relegation scrap.

The Blues lost 2-0 at Stoke last night and Jagielka praised the 2,900 Evertonians who travelled to the Potteries to cheer on their side, and said that he understands the frustration among them.

“The fans were great tonight. It has been a difficult season to watch us because the performances have not been as good as last season,” Jagielka said.

“They are going to vent their frustrations, it is normally the manager that gets it as he is head of the food chain.

“But, we as players know we need to buck our ideas up, start performing better and take pressure off him, pressure off ourselves and start getting some more points.

“With 10 games to go that [a relegation scrap] is not where you want to be.

“We still have that six point gap but we are not taking anything lightly. We have some tough games coming up and we are not where we want to be so need to start winning sooner, rather than later.

“We’re obviously down. They came at us and scored a fantastic headed goal in off the post. We put them under pressure in the second half and they scored the second one.

“I’m a little disappointed with the way we conceded it and I thought there was a foul on the halfway line.

“But it still doesn’t change the result and there is a bad mood in the changing room.”

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