Baines Eyes Swans Repeat
Defender targetting another Liberty Stadium success.
Leighton Baines says Everton can take confidence from last season’s win at Swansea when they return to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
Baines scored a magnificent free-kick to set-up a 2-0 victory in South Wales as David Moyes’ side completed a league double over the Swans.
Former boss Brendan Rodgers has since departed for Liverpool with new manager Michael Laudrup inspiring a decent start to the season with the help of a few continental imports.
Baines said: “It will be a tough game down there as Swansea are a good team and have started the season quite well.
“They lost their last game so they will be desperate to bounce back, especially being at home. But we did well down there last season and will hope to do so again.”
Baines and left-sided cohort Steven Pienaar showed again on Monday against Newcastle just how lethal they can be in tandem.
The chemistry between the two was particularly apparent in the first half and Baines admitted it was nice to see the axis operating so smoothly.
The England defender even grabbed his first club goal of the season – a strike lavishly laid on by the South African.
And he said: “Steven is pretty much at the heart of everything we do so it is no surprise to see him producing moments like that. To have him back is a big boost for everyone as we all know what he is capable of.
“It is really nice to be off the mark and if I can help chip in with a few goals throughout the season then that’s great as it will help the team.”