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Heitinga frustrated at Everton

June 9, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Everton defender John Heitinga has warned the Toffees that he could leave Goodison Park, after admitting that he is frustrated at the club's lack of European football.

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GettyImagesEverton congratulate John Heitinga after his equalising goal

Finishing seventh in the Premier League table this season means the Blues will miss out on competing in Europe yet again, and the Dutchman is far from delighted at the prospect of sitting at home when he could have been playing on the biggest stage.

"I can honestly say that I feel annoyed at having the day off when I'm on the couch watching Champions League football on Tuesdays or Wednesdays," Heitinga said, according to The Daily Star. "It's the same on Thursdays with the Europa League.

"European football is a big miss for me. As a sportsman you seek the highest level, to improve and make a name for yourself. Everton is a genuine big people's club. But I am ruling nothing out this summer. [A] new possibility could come up and in that case I will think about leaving."

The 27-year-old arrived from Atletico Madrid back in August of 2009 and currently has three years left on his contract with Everton.