Everton boss Martinez: Barkley is England's diamond

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has declared Ross Barkley "England's diamond". Barkley was on the scoresheet in their victory over Newcastle United last night.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has declared Ross Barkley "England's diamond".

Barkley was on the scoresheet in their victory over Newcastle United last night.

Martinez said: "Ross is a diamond of English football, but he still has a long way to go.

"Barkley is the sort of player who controls things in midfield, and that is unusual in a player his age. I think he is an exceptional ambassador, not only for Everton but English football as a whole.

"It is almost a question of keeping him away from the training ground because he is so eager to improve himself."

 
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