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Everton fullback Baines hopes to end 'homesick' taunts

Everton fullback Leighton Baines hopes to silence the 'homesick' doubts over his commitment to England.

The left-back was surprisingly left out of the World Cup in South Africa two years ago, with newspaper reports at the time suggesting the Everton star had fears of homesickness.

Now in the Euros squad, Baines told evertonfc.com: "Hopefully this puts all that nonsense to bed and we can move on from that.

"Because there was stuff that was said around that time that was really taken out of context. It will be nice to put that to bed. It's one of those things that gets hyped up around tournament time when people are looking for news, I suppose."

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