Goodison Park

Next Game

Everton v Dynamo Kiev

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 20:05

Europa League Round of 16

Britannia Stadium

Last Game

Stoke 2 - 0 Everton

Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 19:45

Barclays Prem

Barry wants Barkley to stay

Midfielder Gareth Barry has advised Ross Barkley to stay at Everton and learn his trade under the stewardship of manager Roberto Martinez.

Last Updated: 15/10/13 at 15:23 Post Comment

Ross Barkley: Urged to stay at Everton by Gareth Barry

Ross Barkley: Urged to stay at Everton by Gareth Barry

Barkley, who has already won a senior England cap, has been handed a key role by Martinez and a string of impressive performances have attracted the interest of other clubs.

Barry, on loan from Manchester City, has been able to watch the 19-year-old at close quarters and believes a run in the Everton first team will help his development.

"The manager has already shown he is not frightened to throw the younger players in if he thinks there is a role in the team and he thinks they have enough ability," said Barry.

"Ross is reaping the benefits at the moment and the more he plays the more confident he will get and the more he will improve.

"There are so many positives I can throw at him, for such a young player he is playing a very mature game.

"He is strong, quick, has a change of pace and the performances he has shown in the Premier League prove he can deal with the pressure.

"But on the other side the manager has already stated you don't want to put loads of pressure on his shoulders.

"You don't want to build him up too much. I think Everton is the perfect club to be learning his trade and the more he plays the more he learns and he will keep improving while keeping his feet on the ground, which will be ideal for him."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

d like to add players who push their team-mates out of the way to celebrate on their own

exhausted
The Ten Most Hated Things In Football

I

f I were Manuel Pellegrini I would keep quiet and hope the Board didn't notice City not winning anything. If he isn't sacked I'd be astonished.

lfcfan80
Pellegrini: I won't be sacked

S

till I suppose it still gives him at least another year in the job. By the time it comes around , he can always make up another excuse. First it was 3 months , then a year .....Next year ? Whats his excuse with Van Persie ?

spud1
Di Maria 'could peak next year'

Footer 365

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse involved in 'spitting' incident during Newcastle-Manchester United clash

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse could face an FA probe after appearing to spit at each other at St James' Park on Wednesday.

Newcastle 0-1 Man United: Evans and Cisse accused of spitting as visitors leave it late...

Manchester United nicked a 1-0 win at Newcastle but Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse were involved in an unsavoury incident.

Neville 'concerned' over Reds form

Gary Neville has admitted that he is "concerned" that a resurgent Liverpool could qualify for the Champions League ahead of Manchester United.

Mail Box

Look Away Now Please, Sherwood...

Sherwood's cringeworthiness, Matic's Wembley celebrations, why LVG must show balls - it's all here in your Wednesday afternoon Mailbox...

United's No 2 Isn't That Bad Either...

One mailboxer is getting in a flap about the claim Man Utd would struggle without De Dea, while there's some anger directed at Chelsea...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company