Ever since he earned the man of the match award on his senior Everton debut
against QPR in 2011, big things have been expected of teenager Ross Barkley.
With 19 Everton appearances and successful loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday
and Leeds, its seems the 19-year old is now ready to cope with the large demands
of the Barclays Premier League with Everton this season.
Shortly after being praised by new Toffee's manager Roberto Martinez, Barkley
started Everton's first league game of the season against Norwich at Carrow
road. He definitely made a large impact, controlling the midfield with his
superb tackling, successful dribbles and clever passes.
His wonderful game reached the ultimate high when he put his boyhood club in
front with a sweet left-footed strike, his first goal for Everton.
This stunning opening day performance suggests that Ross Barkley could play a
big part in Everton's push for Champions League qualification.
Being the star of the show in a Premier league game at such a young age shows
what a talent this boy really is.
Earlier this year, Barkley featured on loan at Championship club Leeds for a
month, earning four appearances in just the one month.
Before this, he starred on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, this time for two
months. This loan deal was vital for his progress, as he featured 12 games,
scoring four goals.
The playmaker is already adored by Everton fans, just like Wayne Rooney was
when he played for the Merseyside club as a teenager.
Having broke his leg in three places a couple of years ago, he trained with the first team for the first time earning praise from lots of people. Everton legend, Tim Cahill described Barkley as the best young player he has ever played with, a feat that is quite spectacular at the age of 19.
The Chelsea and Manchester United target definitely has a bright future in
the Premier league and has the technical ability to become a legend in the
history of the division.
That's why he needs to perform to the highest standard at all times in this
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