Phil Jagielka took time out of his training schedule to visit Everton Free School on Thursday afternoon.
During his guided tour of the city centre site, where he was discovering more about the alternative education pathway that the facility provides, the Blues skipper also spared several minutes to chat to evertontv about matters on the football field.
There was plenty to talk about and in the video above you can watch the England international discuss the following topics:
- How the team are determined to respond to the midweek setback at Anfield with a strong showing against Aston Villa this Saturday.
- Why he is looking forward to playing at fortress Goodison Park after three successive away matches.
- The potential tussle with powerhouse Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, who has returned to form recently with three goals in his last three games.
- His delight that longstanding teammates Leighton Baines and Sylvain Distin have extended their contracts with Everton and the positive effect that will have on the squad.
Hear everything that Jagielka had to say in the video above now or, if you're using the Official Everton App, navigate to the 'video' section.
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