Sunday, 9th February, 2014

Everton left-back Leighton Baines believes that every game is vital at this stage of the season, but insists that his team-mates should not get carried away by one win or loss.

The Toffees face Tottenham later in the day, a match that many believe could be of particular significance for the league standings. While a win here could take Everton four points clear in fifth spot, a loss would deal a blow to their chances of making the top four.

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However Baines, who recently signed a new contract with the club, feels that the players should just focus on the job at hand and not get carried away.

“It’s definitely one of the biggest games this season because they are one of the main teams competing for those European spots with us", Baines told Everton TV.


The Blues have a tough run ahead starting with the trip to White Hart Lane today, an FA Cup fifth round tie at home against Swansea City on 16th and a trip to Chelsea's Stamford Bridge on 22nd.

“It’s a big month for us because we have got big games away at Tottenham and Chelsea and the cup game as well. So it’s a month where we need to be at our best”, Baines added

“It is important not to get too carried away with a win or a loss at this stage.

“There is a lot of football to be played.

"They are important games and you want to win them because it puts you in a stronger position come the end of the season when the crunch games do come.”

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