Everton fans are destroying Ross Barkley on Twitter, after the 24 year-old was left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
Jack Wilshere, Lewis Cook and Jake Livermore were all included in Southgate’s England squad for the friendlies with Holland and Italy, but there was no room for Barkley, who made the switch from Goodison to Stamford Bridge in January.
“I think Ross has just not been fit. He went (to Chelsea) on the back of a long-term injury, quite a serious one, and only had a couple of matches really,” Southgate said.
“So I don’t think he’s available for selection now anyway, so he’s unfortunate in the way that has played out in this year in particular.
“But if he can get back playing and playing regularly I’m sure, post-summer… It’s going to be difficult for him I think to get the number of games he needs now. But we know he’s a talented player.”
From the sounds of it, Barkley is not even in consideration to make the squad this summer, and Everton fans are enjoying every second of it.
Barkley’s dream move to Chelsea came off the back of a serious injury, and it has quickly turned sour. The 24 year-old has made just three appearances at his new club, and is showing no signs of forcing his way into Antonio Conte’s immediate plans, as Chelsea struggle to push for a top four finish.
Barkley played in all three of England’s group games at the 2010 World Cup in Brazil, and made 150 league appearances in his time at Everton, but fans have been quick to forget their former hero.
Everton fans have been reacting to Barkley’s England snub on Twitter, and let’s just say they don’t sound too torn up about it…
Jack Rodwell Jr should of known this was coming. Stevie Wonder could see it happening. Brought it upon himself.
— Robert Morrissey (@Quietmanrm) March 20, 2018
Haha ? serves him right
— Sir Michael Cheeseman (@blueboy200) March 20, 2018
What a shame…
— Steve Dow (@SteveDow1) March 20, 2018
Won’t be long till he’s back with Davey Moyes at a level that suits his standard.
— Peter C (@peterblue66) March 20, 2018
— Wayne ? (@1WayneBrown) March 20, 2018
Next stop west ham
— warren smith (@wogzy76) March 20, 2018