Ross Barkley has revealed his undoubted commitment to Everton, claiming he wants to win trophies with Roberto Martinez’s team.
Barkley, rated at £50 million in the transfer market, is constantly linked with moves away from the club, with Manchester United tipped to try and sign the England international in the near future.
However, he revealed in an interview with FourFourTwo, that he wants to be a driving factor behind the current team’s success after watching the side suffer heartbreak in an FA Cup final against Chelsea.
“We ended up getting beat 2-1 but it was a great occasion and the first time I’d been to Wembley. It made me think: I want a piece of this. I want to win something for Everton,” said the midfielder.
Everton’s immediate priority will be consolidation in the Premier League where they have been inconsistent at times this season.
It’s a shame that Martinez hasn’t always had Barkley available because of injury, but he’s an example of a player who can turn tight games into wins for the side later into the season.
Every Evertonian would like to see the side win something and on two fronts it’s still possible.
Romelu Lukaku’s goal against West Ham in the FA Cup kept his team in the competition and they will fancy their chances of getting a win in the replay at Upton Park.
Everton are also still firmly in the mix with regards to the Europa League, with a winnable tie against Young Boys next up, as they aim to make a piece of European history.
It’s a massive task for Everton to win the Europa League, but if they pull it off then it would mean the opportunity for Barkley to play in the Champions League next season, which would completely change things for the club.
However, one step at a time is the best approach and first up; sorting the side’s league form.