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Everton defender Distin: We can handle expectations

Everton defender Sylvain Distin insists they can handle the increased expectations of fans this season.

The veteran insisted that victory is close for Moyes' men, and nobody is panicking at Goodison yet.

He said: "It's a mixed feeling for us. It's frustrating because the results are not really what we expect. Altogether though I think we've played quite well.

"We haven't scored enough and conceded a goal each game but it's strange because everyone feels like we are doing OK. We are missing one or two little things to get the end result but playing decently.

"Sometimes it needs just a lucky goal. Last weekend they scored but then Steven (Pienaar) could have levelled with a great strike and it hit the bar. That's football.

"It seems like we have had to 'pay cash' for the mistakes in our games. We know that day when we win is going to be very soon and we all want it badly.

"We feel comfortable it is close.

"We don't enjoy it so far, that is for sure but there is no need for any pressure. I am annoyed because the defence have conceded a goal a game, but I'm getting older and trying to relax about it a bit more."

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