FIFA World Cup: Ross Barkley Still Has Much to Learn, Says England Coach Roy Hodgson

An impressive performance against Ecuador in the friendly match ahead of the FIFA World Cup has increased Hodgson's faith in Ross Barkley.The England coach however says that Barkley needs more training to achieve be his absolute best.

updated: June 05, 2014 16:10 IST
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Miami: Ross Barkley produced a moment of brilliance for England's second goal in a 2-2 draw with Ecuador on Wednesday, but manager Roy Hodgson said he still had much to learn.

Barkley's dribbling at speed and precise pass to Rickie Lambert was the highlight of England's performance in the World Cup tune-up, and the Everton midfielder showed some other glimpses of his undoubted talent.

"Ross Barkley had some good moments. I think he needs to learn when he can turn with the ball and when he has to keep the ball," Hodgson said.

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