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Distin Takes Responsibility

Gutted Frenchman in frank post match interview.

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Sylvain Distin

A distraught Sylvain Distin believes his error is the reason Everton will not be competing in this year's FA Cup final.

The Frenchman's underhit backpass was seized upon by Luis Suarez for Liverpool's equaliser.

And even though that goal only made the score 1-1 following Nikica Jelavic's first half strike, Distin was brutally honest when he manfully faced the media after the game.

He told evertontv: "Obviously the most important emotion is the final one, it is not easy, I know that I cost my teammates, the fans and my family a place in the final and that is my point of view.

"I don't think I am hard on myself, I am a realist, that's it. That pass, for me, cost us the game. I have to face it. I never hide no matter what happens, good or bad.

"Tomorrow will be frustrating, right now it is disappointment. I feel like I have let my teammates down."

Everton's players rallied round Distin after the Wembley clash but it provided little consolation to the experienced Frenchman.

"The guys have been amazing but they know me, they know I am man enough to face my responsibilities," he said.

"They don't need to tell me what I did right and wrong because I am mature enough to know that.

"I have to deal with it and accept it. I could use 50,000 excuses but the fact is I missed the pass and I cost a goal and cost the game because it changed the game."

John IevoloKeep calm and carry on Old Boy. You are a good lad for facing the bright lights. We're with you and the whole team.

Monday 16th April 07:04 Report Comment

michael gillWe'd already stopped going forward at that point.. so the dye was cast..

Monday 16th April 03:24 Report Comment

Miles GreerKeep your head up distin,everyone involved with everton football club will bounce back strongly including the fans.So proud of the manager,the team and the staff.

Sunday 15th April 21:09 Report Comment

Andy WeirSylvain has been fantastic all season, mistakes are made, keep going, team was not as effective as normal. Something about playing Liverpool!!!

Sunday 15th April 15:45 Report Comment

alan thomasi was so proud of you and every other player in blue yesterday. let it go and lets move on. remember we r born evertonians

Sunday 15th April 13:47 Report Comment

chris benjaminCan't blame Distin for what happened yesterday; he's had a cracking season. It was up to the rest of the lads to pick up their act once Liverpool scored and they didn't follow through.

Sunday 15th April 13:11 Report Comment

CRAIG MUTTERFair play for coming out and admitting your mistake but it was a shocker and Distin has a lot of making up to do. Starting with a goal at Old Trafford in the next game.

Sunday 15th April 12:22 Report Comment

Alan DoranSorry to hear you think the result was your fault Sylvain, it was a team performance. We just never come out second half with our dogs of war approach.

Sunday 15th April 11:30 Report Comment

Mark DaviesThe best players make mistakes. The whole team underperformed so no one should blame 1 man. You've been a good player for us and that's how you'll be remembered.

Sunday 15th April 11:13 Report Comment

Mark SconceKeep your head up mate you have done us proud since you arrived.100% behind you sure we all are.

Sunday 15th April 10:10 Report Comment

James YoxallSilvan is a star player, the way we played 2nd half kept putting our defenders under pressure - totally wrong tactics in 2nd half.

Sunday 15th April 10:07 Report Comment

Luke Mcilroydont worry silvan there is always next year mate, lets just focus on getting back in the europa league

Sunday 15th April 02:58 Report Comment

Kev KellySylvain dont worry mate, were playing now for next best and thats to finnish above them :)

Sunday 15th April 01:28 Report Comment

Alex MetcalfDon't worry Sylvain we all make mistakes, shame yours was in the derby though! But we are Evertonians we will get over this together , just one game, plenty left to play for

Saturday 14th April 21:45 Report Comment

Victor TayCheer up Distin, you have been great this season, keep it going till the end of the season!!!

Saturday 14th April 21:27 Report Comment

paul bunchSylvain u shouldnt blaim yourself,you are a true blue and a great player, As all the Everton players and staff,goodluck all

Saturday 14th April 20:50 Report Comment

Kyle Wattshead up man

Saturday 14th April 19:05 Report Comment

clinton walkerfair do's distin, man enough to accept the blame, was a good game uptill then lol, maybe nxt year.......imwt

Saturday 14th April 18:07 Report Comment

daniel parrottchin up distin lets take it out on united guted lads but we will move on

Saturday 14th April 18:00 Report Comment
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