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Ross Barkley ready for World Cup

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Ross Barkley has told the FA website that he is ready to fullfil his dreams at the World Cup with England.

The midfielder has burst onto the scene and forced himself into Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad after a productive season on Merseyside.

Although he did get limited playing time under previous manager David Moyes it is Roberto Martinez that has given him his chance.

A stunning goal against Manchester City, A great solo goal Selection to the England squad have showed some of the ways he has repaid his managers trust .

Martin Keown described the youngster as one of the best players we are likely to see.

Despite a good performance against Ecuador Hodgson was less positive as Keown, questioning his pass completion rate and the media obsession with one player.

Speaking about the World Cup, Barkley is aware not to get distracted as he is there to get the right results to advance England out of a tough Group D.

Although the young Evertonian sees this as a challenge to prove himself against the best players in the world.

Barkley said: "You have to go on the pitch and get a result and focus on what you have to do on the pitch and not get distracted.

"The top players produce it week in and week out and they are out there every week giving the same performances, if not scoring then setting goals up, always fighting and getting results."

Barkley has Word Cup tournament experience, all be it as part of Peter Taylor's under 20 World cup squad last summer.

It was not a major tournament but the Everton midfielder is hoping that he will learn from every tournament to make him a better player.

"I went to the World Cup with the U20s last summer and I learned a lot there - about the environment and playing against the big countries,"

"I've never been to South America, so the temperatures, preparing for games and being away from home, it will be a good learning curve for me and a great experience.

He added: "After every tournament I feel I have learned something and I come back wanting to progress."

Although Barkley claims he is ready for the World Cup, one thing Barkley was not ready for was the departure of the team bus at 9:45, where the teenage midfielder help up traffic in Rio for 15 minutes.


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