Everton fullback Baines did not expect England full 90

Everton fullback Leighton Baines admits he didn't expect to play a full 90 minutes for England in last night's win over Egypt.

Everton fullback Leighton Baines admits he didn't expect to play a full 90 minutes for England in last night's win over Egypt.

Baines was handed his debut by Fabio Capello, preferred to Aston Villa's Stephen Warnock at left-back for the 3-1 win over Egypt.

Many expected Warnock to see some action, but instead Capello opted to see the Everton star for the full match and Baines was very happy to play the whole game.

"It makes me feel good to get the full 90 minutes," Baines told Sky Sports News. "I was just hoping to play some part. I wasn't sure whether I would start or if Stevie [Warnock] would start.

"And even if I would get 20 minutes at the end, so I was very happy when the manager named the team to be starting and to get the full 90 minutes too was very nice. It's all happened quite quickly but you have got to take your chance if it comes along.

"The next meet-up is not until May now and I have got to make sure I am in that. The more time I get to spend with the (England) squad, the better it will be. You can build up relationships then. I've just got to keep playing as well as I can for Everton.

"Playing 90 minutes has been a big confidence boost and I've just got to keep it going. It would be a dream if I managed to get to the World Cup."

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