Ross Barkley "over the moon" with England call

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.

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