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Everton superkid Barkley big Gazza fan

Everton starlet Ross Barkley admits he's a big fan of Paul Gascoigne.

Barkley has been likened to Gazza this season.

He told evertonfc.com: "To get compared to players of that calibre makes me think I must be doing something right on the pitch. I don't really think about it that much but it's nice to hear.

"I've watched videos of Gazza on YouTube when I was growing up - one of him against the Netherlands in Euro 96 when he was class, so I know what type of player he was. And obviously I watched a lot of Michael Ballack.

"It's mad because the way Roberto Martinez says I'm like Ballack, my Sunday League manager used to say that when I was 11.

"For me I liked watching Zidane and Kaka - they were the players I wanted to be like. It's the way they run with the ball."

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