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Distin confident Everton will complete job at Sporting Lisbon

Everton goal scorer Sylvain Distin is confident they will see off Europa League opponents Sporting Lisbon.

The defender will miss next week's trip to Portugal after he was shown a red card in the 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon.

"I have mixed feelings after tonight but I am hard with myself so I am only going to remember the red card," Distin told evertonTV.

"I think it is the first straight red of my career. Now that I have watched the video of it I think it is a bit harsh as I don't really go across him and I don't tackle but we knew they would go easily to the ground so I should have done better.

"It is difficult to say if the red card and the penalty was the right decision but it was a bit harsh. It was a 50/50 but it didn't go my way this time."

But the defender is sure the Blues will be in the next stage of the competition even though he will be forced to watch the second leg from home.

"I think we can get the result in Lisbon definitely. If we start well we can score over there," Distin continued. "Hopefully I will only have a one game ban and I will be back for the next round because I am really positive that we will go through.

"We scored two but we could have scored about four and maybe had a penalty awarded as well. We created opportunities so I think we can score a goal over there."

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