Leighton Baines expects Dynamo Kiev to be a different proposition on home soil as Everton prepares for the second leg of their UEFA Europa League last-16 tie tonight.
Everton head into the second leg at Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex – where Dynamo have only lost two of their past 26 Europa League/ UEFA Cup fixtures – holding a 2-1 lead.
Steven Naismith and Romelu Lukaku were on target last week as Everton overturned a 14th-minute deficit in dominant fashion at Goodison Park.
But England international full-back Baines is taking nothing for granted, pointing to Everton’s most recent trip to Ukraine in 2007, when the Merseyside club came from behind twice to edge Metalist Kharkiv 3-2 in the second leg and 4-3 on aggregate in their UEFA Cup tie.
“They had a really good 20 minutes but then seemed to take their foot off but, maybe, we should be give ourselves credit for that”, Baines said.