Everton ace happy to be back

Jagielka made his return after 10 months out in Thursday’s Europa League defeat to Sporting Lisbon.

Jagielka could feature in the clash with Tottenham, following his performance against Sporting.

Jagielka said: “The boys tried to make me feel part of the team and as much as we were beaten 3-0, I will look back on this game as the end of a long journey.

“I went through 30-40 minutes pretty much pain free. The result hurt, but in that sense I am happy.

“It is exciting being back, I had a lot of good-luck texts but they don’t seem to have worked.

“One thing I can say for the lads is that we are sick at the sight of Lisbon. We just want to concentrate on Tottenham now.”