TIM HOWARD today called for Everton to show greater composure in two-leg European ties after they conceded a deflating late goal against Sporting at Goodison.
The keeper believes the Blues must learn to tighten up in the Europa League, as he also lamented the news of Marouane Fellaini's six-month injury lay-off.
A scan on the Belgian's injured ankle confirmed Everton's worst fears that the injury will require surgery and likely rule him out for the rest of the season.
Howard said: 'I feel like Marouane has been amazing over the last three months.
'He has really been making us go. He's been all over the pitch, heading balls, getting it down and playing.
'He's been unplayable to a certain extent, which you actually saw growing and then this happens.
'It doesn't surprise me the way our injuries have been this season. It feels like we're under a black cloud but it's unfortunate for him as well because individually he's been amazing.'