Phil Jagielka intent on restoring Everton pride

Phil Jagielka Everton Pride

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Everton captain Phil Jagielka insists his side are intent on finishing the season strongly after an underwhelming campaign at Goodison Park.

The Toffees head into the final three games of the season 11th in the league standings and cannot finish any higher than ninth, even if they were to win their remaining matches against champions Leicester and struggling duo Sunderland and Norwich.

The Merseysiders did secure their first win in eight matches last time out against Bournemouth and centre back Jagielka is determined to try and restore some pride during the final few weeks of the season.

He said: “We’ve got some young players in our squad but we’ve also got no shortage of experience and we all know that the last (few) games of the Premier League season are important. And not just for the fact that every position in the table means more money for the club. There is pride at stake here.”

The England international believes the club owe their supporters some strong performances over the coming weeks, and he insists there will be no excuses for not giving 100 percent in every match, even though the Toffees seemingly have nothing left to play for in the campaign.

He added: “There is no such thing as a game that doesn’t matter when you play for this football club. Every time you pull that Royal Blue jersey over your head you are expected to give nothing less than 100% to try and win the game.”

Everton will travel to the King Power Stadium to take on the newly crowned Premier League champions on Saturday and they are available at 3.80 to win the match, while Leicester are on offer at 1.85 and the draw is priced at 3.60.

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