Whether Ross Barkley put in a 10/10 performance or a 2/10 performance he was going to be getting abuse from the fans of his former club, Everton. The midfielder left the club under a cloud despite once being one of their brightest talents. The 24-year-old played a sublime ball over the top to Harry Kane to create the Three Lions third goal and overall he put in a great shift.
— Ross Barkley (@RBarkley8) 15 October 2018
Yesterday evening saw Barkley win his 24th cap for his country and with his current form and young age he could easily go on to claim another 50 or caps if he can carry on in the way he performed last night then there’s no reason why he can’t retire as a decorated England star. Either way, a lot of Everton fans will be bitter about his England achievements, even if he is loved by Chelsea fans everywhere at the moment.
If Everton had the chance to resign Barkley there’s no doubt that they’d turn it down. The midfielder left the club for £15 million in January 2018 to sign for Antonio Conte, however, it’s now under a different Italian that the midfielder is now thriving under in Maurizio Sarri. When Barkley left Everton it seemed like the fans all had it out for him. Under Ronald Koeman, the midfielder turned down a contract extension as he wanted to take on a new challenge and from that moment on the fans were never taking him back.
You can read The Toffees’ verdict on Barkley here:
Barkley is now in the English Team, i mean anything is possible, congrats mate
— Mamãe Falhei (@JovFortuna) October 16, 2018
Ya ma works on shield road
— Stephen Lawler (@StephenLawler93) 16 October 2018
— . (@Alexander_Ev_17) 16 October 2018
Good to see you fulfilling your potential, shame it’s not in an Everton shirt
— Craig Andrews (@craigo2201) 16 October 2018
— mark (@markogrib96) 16 October 2018
Keep working hard bro! pic.twitter.com/Ch7p7AufQa
— 1878 (@Kenwrightjustgo) October 16, 2018
— Dan Litherland (@Litho_EFC7) 15 October 2018
Everton fans on Twitter will slate Barkley at every chance they get and will be hoping he fails to make the grade for England in the coming years.