Distin's Best Ever Welcome
Sylvain Distin says his Everton welcome was the best he's received.
Distin was in the side that beat Wigan 2-1 on Sunday and received a warm reception from the Evertonians when his name was read out and throughout the clash with the Latics.
And having played for Newcastle, Manchester City and Portmouth in the Premier League, the Frenchman was able to reflect on the warmth of his Everton welcome.
"It was a great reception," he told evertonTV. "I have played for three clubs before here and so far it's the best reception I have had. I was a little surprised, but delighted.
"I was very excited before the game and a little bit anxious. The first game for a new club is very important, you want to make a good impression."
And despite having only joined the Toffees on Friday, Distin did seem to impress his new fans - with the 32-year-old insisting only a clean sheet could have made it a better debut.
"I had only one training session with the lads so the important thing was to keep it simple and get used to it," he explained.
"A clean sheet would have been better but it was my first game and my first win, so that is the plus.
"A few of the lads are going on international duty now," he added. "I will try to settle in and find a place to live and get to know the other lads a bit better."