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|Club as Player||Chelsea FC|
2018 09 29 Retrieve
[Ross Barkley on team-mate Eden Hazard] Oh God, you see him do that every day in training so you’re not surprised when you see him do it in a game like that – but what a goal. He’s one of the best players in the world and he shows it. He’s been showing it for the last five or six years and he is establishing himself in the top three players in the world. At the minute, he’s probably the best player in the world, the way he is playing
2020 03 04 Retrieve
[Barkley knows that he needs to play well for Chelsea in the final weeks of the season to stay in Gareth Southgate’s England plans for Euro 2020 after being called up on the last few occasions] It is more about how you end the season. I had a few injuries and have done well for England of late but for me it is more about the focus on doing well here with Chelsea and then England will take care of itself
2020 03 04b Retrieve
[Barkley delighted to end his Liverpool scoring duck & compares Gilmour to Jorginho] I hadn’t scored against Liverpool so it was special for me, I had only done it in the youth teams so I was glad. It was just an opportunity to drive at goal and make something happen which I like to do.
I dropped my shoulder, Gomez shifted a bit and I had seen that the goalkeeper was blinded a bit so I took my chance and luckily it went in. Everyone knows Liverpool’s strengths, every position they are strong.
They’re a top side with a top manager and they all work for each other like a proper team. You can see off the pitch that they are a really close-knit bunch. You can see with the results, they only got beat [for the first time] at the weekend, they have been so consistent all season which is what we need but this season they are doing well.
Everyone else is going to improve. We needed that last night after two disappointing results. It was a big positive keeping a clean sheet as well, we’ve conceded some sloppy goals recently so to keep a clean sheet is going to be good for confidence.
I am feeling good, always positive. I struggled with my foot for a while and since I have been free of pain I have been working hard, training well and doing what I can in games, trying to get a bit of rhythm game after game and now I am starting to feel good. I’m ready to end the season really well.
2020 03 04c Retrieve
[Chelsea won their midfield battle and were worth their win on the night. Ross Barkley’s display was almost as timely as Gilmour 9484afd5836d307b314a404d745a9a68, with the pair now set to start all of their side’s next few games as injuries continue to pile up] Today he was brilliant, but it’s not a surprise to me [given] the way he trains every day,” Barkley, who scored the second goal, told the BBC of Gilmour. “I saw him last season and he was quality in training. He showed that with the little chances he had this season, and today it was a top performance. Long may it continue
2020 03 10 Retrieve
[A crushing 4-0 win allowed the Blues to cement a fourth-place standing] We were brilliant. We had a great result in midweek [against Liverpool in the FA Cup] and this was what we needed, another strong result at home, a clean sheet and a brilliant performance. Not only that, a lot of players chipped in with goals and we had a lot of chances. You could see on the pitch we were playing with confidence and hopefully we can continue with that now