Ross Barkley was one of England’s most impressive players against the Czech Republic last night, and Chelsea fans all over Twitter were raising their eyebrows over how good he looked for Gareth Southgate’s team.
With a front three of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho ahead of him, it was easy for the former Everton man to find space, and he made the most of it.
He worked hard defensively too, after coming on as an early sub to replace the injured Eric Dier.
He will really have impressed Southgate, and he certainly impressed a lot of people watching on social media.
You can see a selection of their comments here:
A good performance from Ross Barkley for England last night. Had his critics this season (even from me) which have been valid. Even now it’s difficult to know what position is best suited to him. I hope he eventually becomes successful with both Chelsea & England. 🏴🦁🦁🦁 pic.twitter.com/dfCvsptuv8
— Chris Wright 🏴 (@chriswrightzz) March 23, 2019
Top night at Wembley last night🏴🦁 Barkley, Kane, Sterling, Hudson-Odoi all very impressive for me pic.twitter.com/L2KngngLdw
— Dan. (@dan_smith1_) March 23, 2019
Big game from Ross Barkley last night. Blessing in disguise Dier going off methinks #engvcze
— Mark Hooper (@MarkHoops1) March 23, 2019
Ian Wright on Barkley's performance for England against Czech Rep.: “Some great touches today, he got on the ball and was attacking. He was running with it and making things happen, he was very good today and made a difference.” pic.twitter.com/DRg19bAriy
— Sarrismo™ (@Blue_Footy) March 23, 2019
Ross Barkley looked very good for England yesterday. Had much more freedom to express himself 👏🏼👏🏼
At Chelsea it seems like he pressures himself to just pass around and keep the ball moving. He’s much more effective when he’s making runs and creating 🔥 pic.twitter.com/NHksaGZVK2
— James (@CarefreeJames) March 23, 2019
Why the Barkley hate? Tidy little player if you ask me.
— Chad (@cfcChad) March 22, 2019
Barkley has played very well tonight.
— Sarrismo™ (@Blue_Footy) March 22, 2019
— CFC-Blues (@CFCBlues_com) March 22, 2019
One of Ross Barkley's best games this, creating, working hard, looks the part. #eng
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) March 22, 2019
Love it. The ITV pundits are saying 'Barkley changed everything'.
Of course he did, he's Chelsea don't you know?
— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) March 22, 2019