Roberto Martinez: In-form Everton star still some way away from fulfilling full potential


first_img1 Ross Barkley Midfielder Ross Barkley rediscovering his best form is welcome news for Everton, but manager Roberto Martinez believes he is a long way from fulfilling his potential.All the evidence from the England international’s eight appearances so far this season, in which he has already scored three times, point to a return to the scintillating form he showed 18 months ago.Barkley scored just twice last season and Martinez believes a knee injury on the eve of that campaign left the 21-year-old playing catch-up and trying too hard to reproduce his magic.JOEY BARTON ON ROSS BARKLEY: ‘HE CAN BECOME THE BEST WE’VE EVER SEEN IN THIS COUNTRY!’But a summer of rest and proper preparation has rejuvenated the player, who has just racked up his 100th appearance for the club.“Ross is in a very good moment of form,” said Martinez.“He has a real good mindset and it is incredible he has already reached that landmark – 100 games is an incredible figure.“I see Ross as a very enthusiastic footballer who wants to get better and he hasn’t fulfilled his potential yet.“But he is focused on the next game and he is narrowing his aims and objectives into achievable goals so in that respect I have no worries about Ross.“His mindset is perfect to carry on having big impacts in games and being important for the team, as he has been so far.“He came back after a very good summer in which he was able to switch off from football and I think all the lessons we had as a team in Europe (last season) in particular Ross, as an individual, made him a better player.“We all know the quality he has. When you add good decision-making on that package of physical presence and technical ability is when Ross is at his very best.“Good decision-making depends on many things. It is how good the team is playing, how easy it is to play with players around him and that natural approach of being able to be yourself.“All those aspects have come together and Ross is enjoying his football and when he is enjoying his football he can show the level he has.”last_img read more



first_imgBUNDORAN has been rebranded as the surf capital of Ireland.And with all the big waves rolling onto the town beach recently, little wonder it is starting to attract surfers from all over the world.This video however is from a time when the simple pleasures of the seaside involved a paddle, a stroll and some ice cream.It contains wonderful pictures from Bundoran’s past. Click to play and enjoy. DDTV: BLAST FROM THE PAST – HISTORIC PICTURES FROM BUNDORAN was last modified: March 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: BLAST FROM THE PAST – HISTORIC PICTURES FROM BUNDORANlast_img read more