Baines eager for cup glory

Toffees stopper has one eye on Carling Cup success

Last Updated: 22/09/11 8:56pm

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Everton defender Leighton Baines insists the club's desire to win silverware ensured they maintained their progress in the Carling Cup.

The Toffees were minutes away from losing to West Brom on Wednesday prior to Marouane Fellani's late leveller at Goodison Park.

Everton booked their progress in injury-time thanks to Phil Neville's goal and Baines believes it was their fear of failure that inspired the win.

The club's last silverware came in 1995 when they beat Manchester United in the FA Cup and Baines insists everyone wants to win a trophy.


"We are desperate to achieve something, basically," Baines told the Liverpool Echo.

"There's no point pretending otherwise - we want to win it and we were desperate to stay in it.

"We feel we're capable and we fought and worked for it, and hopefully we'll get the fruits of that later on in the competition. There will still be top sides in it but you can see how seriously we take it and want to win it so badly.

"Ideally you'd do it in the 90 but we're just happy to be in the draw for the next round. It's important to us this cup run, it means a lot to us.

"You could see that towards the end of the game we fought hard to get the equaliser and we were still pushing towards the end to win the game. It's nice to be in the hat."

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