Everton attacker Cahill: Distin has been immense for us

Everton attacker Tim Cahill feels for Sylvain Distin after his Wembley gaffe.

Everton attacker Tim Cahill feels for Sylvain Distin after his Wembley gaffe.

Cahill jumped straight to the defence of the Frenchman - a player he feels has been Everton's rock all campaign long.

"Sylvain's been our player of the season - that's the only way I can put it," the Australian told evertonfc.com. "One mistake doesn't sum up his season.

"He's been immense and, as a team, we possibly should've still been out there playing extra-time anyway.

"We shouldn't have conceded the second goal, giving the free-kick away and defending the way we did.

"As for Sylvain, he's a top player and it happens in football. We've all been there at one stage in our career.

"As a team, we'll look at it, but we win together and lose together. That's the only way I can sum it up."

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