What The Papers Say - 16 June
Jags confident as Howard faces Ghana.
The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.
England’s World Cup defeat at the hands of Italy dominates both the local and national papers this morning.
Roy Hodgson’s men gave a good account of themselves in Manaus but goals from Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli gave the Italians three vital points.
Both Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka played the full 90 minutes, with Ross Barkley having a lively impact off the bench, and all three have had their individual performances scrutinised across the national papers.
Blues skipper Jags, however, is featured in the Echo saying he believes England can still qualify for the knockout stages, and in style to boot. Meanwhile, in the Daily Mirror, he has been looking ahead to Uruguay and says it would be wrong to consider the South American side to be a one-man team with Luis Suarez set to return.
Elsewhere in the local paper, former Everton academy defender Shkodran Mustafi has been speaking about gate-crashing on Germany’s World Cup plans.
Finally, Tim Howard’s World Cup starts today and he has told his USA team-mates to 'stand up to the bullies' when they kick off their qualification challenge against Ghana.