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Centre-back admits Toffees need to relax...

Everton defender Phil Jagielka believes the team must ‘relax’ and adapt to the pressure on them to perform up to their fans’ expectations.

After a slow start to the season, Everton find themselves at the wrong end of the table, having collected only two points from four Premier League games.

And despite the negative start to the campaign, the 28-year-old is confident that Everton can twist their fates after they sealed a dramatic 3-3 draw with Manchester United.

He told the Liverpool Echo: "We definitely need to relax, we are a bit uptight at the moment.

"If we are not 1-0 up or 2-0 up after half-an-hour the fans might start to get a bit edgy, and we start to get a bit edgy.

"We need to adapt to that new pressure now. Where there was a time that 0-0 and 1-0 was acceptable they are probably not anymore.

"We have been slightly unfortunate. Every little mistake we've been punished for. It may sound like an excuse, but we haven't played horrific football.

"There was nothing in the Blackburn game, we played really well for 45 minutes against Wolves and against Villa if you were neutral you would say we were easily the better team."

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