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Ross Barkley's quality praised by Glenn Hoddle and Jamie Redknapp
Barkley, Wilshere and Lallana... Glenn Hoddle says England have ample midfield options.
Last Updated: 23/12/13 10:21am
Barkley, 20, stole the headlines on Sunday evening by putting in a stellar display - and curling in a stunning match-winning free-kick - as Everton beat Swansea at the Liberty Stadium to move back into the Premier League's top four.
Southampton star Lallana, 25, meanwhile, got on the scoresheet in his side's 3-2 loss against Tottenham, plus Wilshere, 21, has reclaimed his spot in Arsenal's starting line-up over recent weeks.
And former England coach Hoddle thinks the Three Lions' future looks promising with the aforementioned trio fighting for spots in the middle of the park.
"Barkley - who is so intelligent and level headed - is in a system at Everton where he is getting the ball and we need to get him in that system for England," said Hoddle, who revealed on Super Sunday that he would be interested in taking the managerial reins at Tottenham.
"Perhaps that will only be partly at the next World Cup but it should be regularly afterwards and if Wilshere gets himself going again, we have three great young talents in Barkley, Wilshere and Lallana."
Jamie Redknapp, meanwhile, raved about Barkley's performance in South Wales and feels Manchester United manager David Moyes may regret not taking the Liverpool-born player with him to Old Trafford over the summer.
The Sky Sports pundit also believes Everton - who have lost just once in the Premier League all season, at Manchester City in October - are capable of securing a Champions League spot if they augment their squad during the transfer window.
"Barkley is a sensational footballer," said Redknapp.
"Players like him don't come around very often and what a miss it was for Moyes to not get this different-class footballer and pay £27million for Marouane Fellaini instead.
"The way that he moves, the way that he touches the ball, and the power that he has is outstanding, and he's got one of the most ferocious shots I've seen off either foot in a long time.
"He was the difference against Swansea, who couldn't live with his pace and couldn't kick him off the ball, and his free-kick capped it off.
"What [Roberto] Martinez is doing is top class but he might need to add one or two to bolster that squad in January as at the moment he cannot afford an injury to either Phil Jagielka or Sylvain Distin at centre-half."