Everton's Leighton Baines opts to keep in shape during summer

Baines avoids summer break
© PA Photos
Everton's Leighton Baines reveals that he opted to keep his fitness level up during the summer.

Everton's Leighton Baines has revealed that he made the decision to maintain his fitness during the summer rather than take a break.

Baines was part of the England squad that competed at Euro 2012, but he continued to keep in shape while he had a week's break, and he is now hoping he will reap the benefits at the start of the new season.

Baines said: "I only took one week off. I figured it wouldn't be that long until I was back so I thought I may as well keep in shape.

"If you let yourself go too much, then you will get niggles and start missing important sessions.

"If you keep up to scratch physically, you can get the full benefit when you start the season."

The left-back has been linked with a move to Manchester United during the summer.

Share this article now:
Leighton Baines
Read Next:
Pienaar hopes for Baines stay
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Manchester CityMan City27233179205972
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd27175551193256
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs27157552242852
8Leicester CityLeicester2798103940-135
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham2779113446-1230
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2777132536-1128
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610112236-1428
15Crystal Palace2769122542-1727
16Swansea CitySwansea2776142037-1727
17Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2776142347-2427
19Stoke CityStoke2767142753-2625
20West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27311132140-1920
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account