Everton star Baines: We want to create special memories

Everton's Leighton Baines wants to give fans something to remember for years to come and believes Champions League football would suit his side.

Everton's Leighton Baines says that he wants to give the supporters some performances to live long in the memory.

The left-back insists that the Toffees squad are not happy with simply playing well, but he wants to deliver success to Goodison Park.

Baines feels that Everton can qualify for the Champions League and they will be suited to doing well in the competition once they do. 

"We all want to bring that next level of football to this club," he said to Daily Mail.

"That is the motivation and what we are all working towards. We don’t just want do well, we want to create real special memories.

"There is no ceiling to how we are developing. We play the same style as the top teams and if we go into the Champions League it would be well-suited to that level of football. The way we play means we’d be able to compete with better opposition."

Roberto Martinez's side have raised expectations after a brilliant season last year when they were close to making it into the top four.

Despite that failure, Everton are looking to breach the Champions League spots this time around and Martinez was backed with money in the summer to do so.

At the moment the club still have a lot of room for improvement, but the form of many of the other European contenders means that they are not far from their promised land.

Everton's focus tonight will be on their Europa League campaign rather than domestic matters.

The Toffees take on Lille looking to defend their unbeaten record in the group stage and prove Baines's theory about Everton's style of play being suited to continental competition correct.

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