Cape Town - Ahead of his 300th Premier League start for Everton, Morgan Schneiderlin praised the club's veteran left-back Leighton Baines.
Saturday’s clash with Tottenham at Goodison Park will see the
32-year-old reach that landmark with the Toffees, and Schneiderlin has
talked up his contributions throughout his decade at the club.
"Leighton’s very much an important player for Everton," the French
midfielder told his club's official website. "I think he’s an Everton
legend he’s played so many years here.
"He’s always fit, always doing well, you always see in training that he is working hard and he always has good spirit.
"I remember watching Everton when him and Steven Pienaar were in the
team. They made a hell of a partnership and it was beautiful to watch
"Even now, with other players in front of him, I think it’s a joy for
everyone to have a left-back like him, he’s so clever and determined.
"Three hundred Premier League starts is a good landmark for him but we all hope there will be many more games for him here."