Everton manager Roberto Martinez is hopeful that Ross Barkley will go to the World Cup and impress this summer, as reported by talkSPORT.

The Toffees now have to settle for fifth spot in the Premier League after defeat against Manchester City yesterday, although Barkley scored a superb goal.

The 20 year old has cemented his spot in the Everton team this season and is now expected to be in Roy Hodgson’s squad which is set to be named a week tomorrow.

Martinez has praised the youngster and wants him to go on and show the world what he can do this summer.

“He is a phenomenal talent and the best England talent I have seen and the character that goes along with that quality is special,” Martinez said.

“I thought the goal [against Man City] was a magnificent piece of skill from Ross.

“He finished [the season at Goodison] with another incredibly special strike and we need to give him good care because he is special.

“I respect Roy Hodgson’s vision and his ideas for the World Cup and whatever he decides will be the right thing.

“If Ross is called up he will be ready, he offers something unique and there is no one in the England camp like Ross.”

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