Everton boss Roberto Martinez says that Ross Barkley is a true Evertonian and is well in tune with the crowd at Goodison Park.
Barkley has experienced a dip in form this season from last, and Martinez says that is because he has taken on a lot of responsibility in the middle of the park, and could do with getting back to playing football with a smile on his face.
He said, “Ross is at his best when he plays with a smile.
“I do think he’s taken too much responsibility into his play. He’s such a responsible, proper, true Evertonian, he knows how the crowd feel and he probably suffers more than others.”