Ross Barkley "over the moon" with England call

Barkley
© Getty Images
Everton midfielder Ross Barkley says that he is staying "humble" following his call-up to the England squad.

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has said that he was "over the moon" when he received news of his call-up to the England squad.

The 19-year-old has made an impressive start to the season for the Blues, starting in all three of their games in the Premier League, as well as the League Cup victory over Stevenage.

Roy Hodgson has deemed his form worthy of a place in his 25-man squad for World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine, but the teenager said that he is keeping a level head.

"When the gaffer told me I was over the moon," Barkley told the club's official website. "It was the best feeling ever. To get called up to your country's senior side, there is nothing better that can happen.

"I'm humble about it and hopefully I do get a cap - and then plenty more in the future. It's been a positive start to the season and I'm hoping to push on and do better as the season goes on."

Barkley has represented England at Under-16 through Under-21 level.

Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs and Manchester City's James Milner battle for the ball during a friendly match on August 10, 2013
Read Next:
Milner pleased with England blend
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City54101621413
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd54101621413
3Chelsea531185310
4Newcastle UnitedNewcastle53026429
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs52217348
6Huddersfield TownHuddersfield52215328
7Burnley52216518
8Liverpool52219908
9Southampton52214408
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom52214408
11Watford522179-28
12Arsenal521278-17
13Stoke CityStoke512256-15
14Swansea CitySwansea512225-35
15Leicester CityLeicester511379-24
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton511347-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham5113410-64
18Everton5113210-84
19Bournemouth510439-63
20Crystal Palace500508-80
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand