What The Papers Say - 7 February
Leighton Baines is the talk of Friday's nationals.
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Leighton Baines is the hot topic in Friday's newspapers.
The left-back's exclusive interview with evertontv is picked up in many of the morning's editions.
The Daily Mail centre their piece on Baines' reasons for staying at Everton despite interest from Manchester United, with the defender revealing Roberto Martinez's role in freshening up the Blues.
The Daily Express report on the interview simiarly, while the Liverpool Echo focus on Baines explaining the eagerness in the Everton side to develop their tactical knowledge.
The Echo also have the thoughts of Martinez on his left-sided partnership of Baines and Steven Pienaar - a duo he believes will be back to their best in the final third of the season.
Meanwhile, Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen tells the Daily Mirror of the significance of Sunday's game as the Blues head to White Hart Lane.
The Belgium defender discusses last season's meetings with Everton and Martinez, who was then at Wigan, with the Londoners only garnering two points from four league contests.