Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has no doubts he'll return from the World Cup a better player.

Barkley is pushing to start for England on Saturday against Italy.

"I will learn a lot," he insisted to evertontv. "I went to the World Cup with the Under-20s last summer and I learned a lot there - about the (tournament) environment, playing against the big countries.

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

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

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