Everton keeper Howard says Barkley can handle hype

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard says Ross Barkley has the right mentality to handle the hype around him.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard says Ross Barkley has the right mentality to handle the hype around him.

Barkley’s all-round performance won all the plaudits afterwards, and Howard is confident the England Under-21s international can flourish under the new Toffees boss.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “He believes in himself. He’s got real mental strength. He’s an exciting prospect and now it seems he’s on the cusp of trying to fulfil that potential rather than just being a name who is talked about.

“He has a lot ahead of him and he’s only a young man, but he has a good mentality and we’ll keep pushing him.

“We know he can shoot with both feet so the goal wasn’t a surprise to us, we’ve seen him do it every day in training.”

 
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