By Amir Mir

Seamus Coleman has stated he was “proud” to have captained Everton, despite his side being knocked out of the EFL Cup by Norwich on Tuesday evening.

Ronald Koeman’s side were beaten 2-0 by the Championship outfit at Goodison Park, as goals from former Toffees forward Steven Naismith and a late strike from Josh Murphy knocked them out.

Coleman, who played the full 90 minutes against Alex Neil’s side, was wearing the captain’s armband in place of regular skipper Phil Jagielka who was being rested for the cup fixture.

Right-back Coleman believes in time he will look back at this moment and be proud to have captained the Merseyside club.

“Maybe it wasn’t meant to be,” said Coleman as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account. “But in time I’ll look back and say I was proud to captain Everton.”

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The Republic of Ireland international has made 222 appearances for the Goodison Park club since signing in January 2009 for £60,000 from Irish side Sligo Rovers.

Coleman has made two appearances in the league for Ronald Koeman’s side this term, providing one assist in his sides 3-1 win over Middlesbrough last Saturday.

Everton sit in second place with 13 points from a possible 15, as they travel to Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

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