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Everton defender Jagielka pleased with personal form going into Euros

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is confident of his form going into the Euros with England.

Jagielka is relishing the prospect of his first tournament at Euro 2012 and admits to feeling comfortable alongside former Everton team-mate Joleon Lescott.

The pair were reunited against Belgium after John Terry (hamstring) and Gary Cahill (jaw) were both substituted.

He said: "Gary went down early and we made one defensive substitution so I wasn't expecting to get on but JT (Terry) had a little niggle so it was nice to get another cap.

"Myself and Joleon have played together a lot, we know each other, we get on well off the pitch. When you play together it does feel comfortable.

"We had some good seasons at Everton. Joleon moved on and has done well for himself since. But when you've played with someone 100 times or so, it makes it that little bit easier.'

Jagielka added: "Two clean sheets against Norway and Belgium is brilliant. I wouldn't say we played amazing but we created one or two decent chances and Welbs (Welbeck) had a fantastic finish.

"We've a week or so before the France game and we'll be looking to sharpen up at the other end of the pitch and hopefully put in a good performance against France.

"We will go home now and spend time with the family and when we're back, it's all ready to go for the Euros."

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