England defender recalls last year's win, and his first goal, against Moldova
England v Moldova
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifier
8pm, Friday 6 September
Live on ITV
has happy memories of Moldova and hopes England can repeat last year's victory when the nations meet at Wembley on Friday
Baines grabbed his first goal for the Three Lions to clinch a 5-0 victory in Chisinau
in their opening qualifier on the road to Brazil last September.
However, while the left-back admits he was fortunate to be given the goal - a free-kick that took a wicked deflection off the wall - he says it was a professional performance from Roy Hodgson's men that earned their first World Cup Qualifying win.
"The goal itself took a pretty decent deflection before it went in, but I got credited with the goal so I’ll be able to keep that with me forever, my first England goal," Baines told TheFA.com.
"It was a good performance and result from us on the night, we did a professional job, got an early goal and that settled us.
"We played well on the night and hopefully we can get a similar result on [Friday] because we need to win these games."
He continued: "Sometimes these nations do come and try to make it difficult for us, even against San Marino it took us a while to open them up. But when teams do put so many bodies behind the ball it can take time."
Friday's meeting with Moldova under the arch is the first of four vital matches this autumn as England look to secure their passage to next summer's football festival in South America.
Four days later they travel to Ukraine for a massive game against another serious contender for qualification. Baines believes three points at Wembley will spur them on for the trip to Kiev.
"They are all big games now. If we can get a couple of wins then that will put us in a great position, but we have to focus on the first one against Moldova," he said.
"If we can get the right result then that will take us into a positive mood over to Ukraine. We always believe in ourselves, the quality of the squad is great."
Baines added: "Sometimes you look around and see some of the things the lads are doing, they are top, top players.
"The last couple of years we’ve introduced some of the younger players into the squad as well, so the future looks good."
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