JUN
25
2014
Barkley Ready To Step Up For Everton and England
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Ross Barkley made his first World Cup start for England in the 0-0 draw against Costa Rica.

Although he wasn't outstanding, the 20 year old played the full 90 minutes and showed the World that he has got what it takes to play at that level. 
Now Ross can go on holiday, recharge the batteries and be ready for the new season with Everton.

Ross said: "It was brilliant to be out there in my first competitive start. We kept a clean sheet and we've got to take positives from the game.

"I'm happy with my performance but overall I thought the team did well and defended well. Unfortunately we didn't get the win but we've got to learn from these situations.

"It's a big disappointment from my point of view but you've got to experience these type of things to learn. I'm a young lad and hearing advice from the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard throughout this tournament has helped me and will help the other young lads for the future.

"I think I have benefited from it, as well as the others. Even though we didn't do well on the pitch, I thought being around all the experienced players has been good for us.

"I want them to carry on but it's their decision. You've got to stay positive and if they don't, we've got to step up and take responsibility.

"We've got good young players like Jack Wilshere, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw and Raheem Sterling here that are showing the Premier League what they can do week-in, week-out. 

"We've got to be able to show we can do that at international level as we get older and hopefully in two years' time at the Euros, we'll be ready.

"I want to do well at my Club, get in the England squads for the future and cement my place.

"The experienced players aren't getting any younger so the younger lads need to step up and be counted.

"I've got to be positive. In two years' time, we've got to be thinking we can do well because we haven't done that here. We've got to be positive when thinking ahead because we've got players coming through, even those who aren't in the squad, who are capable of doing great things.

"I believe I can step up. I believe in myself because I'm confident. It's a big disappointment going out of the tournament but I think it'll help me in the future for England." 

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Comments about Barkley Ready To Step Up For Everton and England
 
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i think its crucial that we keep him,its crucial we spend money and enhance the everton squad to keep Ross the season after.if the board are not building a new ground and spend millions on refurbishments on the current,then we need to fight for some transfers and not let them slip.
BlueBerry, shires, 1:14 PM 25/06/2014
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