Everton boss believes youngster Ross Barkley can be next Wayne Rooney.
Everton manager, David Moyes, has backed young teenager Ross Barkley to follow in the footsteps of former Toffees prodigy Wayne Rooney and break into the England team, according to Sky Sports.
Ross Barkley has been highly rated by the Everton coaching staff for some time and believe the player is on the verge of making a big impact in the game.
Everton travel to Cheltenham tonight for their FA Cup third round tie with Moyes keen for side not to display the complacency that saw Everton get knocked out by Shrewsbury ten months in to his Everton reign.
‘I am wary of what happened against Shrewsbury ten years ago. We went out then so it’s happened to us in the past. We have to make sure it doesn’t happen – although we were trying to do that then as well.’
‘There are no guarantees in football, you have to go and earn the right to win the games. It has not always been the easiest thing in the past, so we’re well aware of how difficult it will be.’
Barkley is set to start in the game tonight providing an opportunity for the starlet to showcase his ability as he looks to break into the first team.
But Moyes is keen to protect the player from playing too much too soon.
‘The boy is going to be a very good player, and I have always thought he will play for England but we must be wary.’
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