JAGS: I FELT NUMB
Phil Jagielka admits he felt 'numb' after his penalty heart-ache.
Jags was unfortunate as Fiorentina keeper Sebastian Frey pulled off a great save to win the penalty shootout for his side.
"It was his night," said Jagielka of Frey during an exclusive interview witrh evertonTV.
"Things just hit him. If he came out for a cross and he missed it, then somebody else will be there to clear it and obviously in the penalties he managed to guess right and get a hand on mine.
"I felt a little bit numb. I don’t think I took a particularly bad penalty, but you can’t say it was a good penalty unless it goes in.
"I’ll go home a little bit gutted at missing the penalty, but I’ll have to come back with my head held high on Friday."
Wednesday's experiences have left Jagielka and his teammates desperate for more European nights.
He added: "I think that the boys have had a little taste of it this year and I’m sure if we get in the Uefa Cup or the Champions League, we will go one step further than this year.
"The boys will pick themselves up now, we have a massive game on Sunday and hopefully we can consolidate our European push for next season."
This interview is available in full on evertonTV.