Jagielka happy with Everton contribution

Phil JagielkaPhil Jagielka believes he repaid David Moyes’ loyalty by putting his body on the line for him during his time at Everton.

Jagielka is with the England squad at the moment as they prepare for their two friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil on Wednesday and Sunday.

The defender is a mainstay in the England set-up nowadays and he has made significant progress since arriving at Goodison six years ago and believes he has progressed under his two managers.

“I have had two managers in my career,” he said. “Neil Warnock gave me a chance to play in the game, David Moyes gave me a chance to play at a higher level, coached me to a better level and helped my game progress.

“Over the last six years he has taken me from possibly being a Premier League defender to playing some games for England. But I would also like to think I put myself on the line for him as well.

“That is why we did so well as a club during the time he was there.”

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