Gareth Barry Delighted with Ross Barkley’s Turnaround under Ronald Koeman

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry says that manager Ronald Koeman has been able to get the best out of midfielder Ross Barkley.

The midfielder faced a lot of criticism when the Dutchman took over from Roberto Martinez in the summer. Barkley has been seen as one of the best English talents over the last few years, but his career has failed to take off in the same manner as expected. Upon taking over, Koeman threatened that he would not think twice about dropping the star midfielder if he felt that the player’s performances were not up to the mark. There were even occasions whenBarkley had to settle for a place on the bench.


Sometimes you wonder if manager Arsene Wenger is no longer bored of this circus of safety of just qualifying for the UEFA Champions League year in, year out.

It gets increasingly depressing for the fans who wish for more and instead of looking out for options hungry enough to get them what they want, they’d rather let go of such ambitions and stick with the devil they know than hop into bed with some unknown angel.

Gareth Barry Ready to Help Ross Barkley Rediscover Himself

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has revealed that he is helping Ross Barkley to remain positive even during a challenging season.

The England youngster is widely regarded as a great talent, but manager Ronald Koeman recently criticised the player by saying that he should offer more in order to be in the team on a regular basis. There is a danger of Barkley heading down the same road as a Jack Rodwell.

How Many Teams Have Played in the Premier League?

The English Premier League is considered as the most exciting football league in the world by many. These claims can be backed up by worldwide television audiences being greater than any other division.

Television revenues have hit an all-time high as well as the Premier
League signed a record £5.14 billion deal back in February 2015 that kicked in at the start of this season. Neither the Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga or French Ligue 1 come close to matching these figures.


This was the position of Everton’s midfielder, Gareth Barry in an interview.

Barry looked forward to meeting up with David Silva, who currently plies his trade in Manchester City, for a reunion on Saturday at City’s Etihad Stadium. The duo had been team mates at City before Barry moved on to Everton.


Everton coach Ronald Koeman said that Gareth Barry can play for two more years after the Toffees star got his 600th Premier League appearance.

Everton cruised to second spot in the English Premier League as they thrashed new season joiners Middlesbrough 3-1. Barry was on the target, showing that he was not slowing down anytime soon.

Ronald Koeman Labels Gareth Barry as One of the Best He Has Managed

Ronald Koeman has branded Everton midfielder Gareth Barry as one of the best he has managed.

The veteran midfielder came up with the winner in the 2-1 victory over West Brom. This gave Everton the first league win of the season after they could only come away with a 1-1 draw from the game against Tottenham. This victory was vitally important to kickstart the campaign and help the arrival of a new manager be a seamless transition from the previous regime.Koeman has arrived at Everton from Southampton with big ambitions. His ambitions have been fuelled by the club splashing out on players like Bolasie.


Gareth Barry advises the Everton players to help their new coach in Ronald Koeman from getting angry and losing his rage whilst on the sidelines.

Barry sees the coach as a perfectionist and hopes he would be able to manage his temper as the new manager of the Toffees in the new campaign.

Koeman is known to demand high standards when he is at the helms from his team. However, Gareth Barry feels the very high expectations of the manager on and off the pitch is a good thing. He knows if the players don’t get what Koeman instructs then the coach would be very frustrated.

Ronald Koeman backs Youngsters in Squad

Everton’s new manager Ronald Koeman has claimed that he will not think twice about using the youngsters within the squad.

The former Southampton manager was recently appointed as the replacement for Roberto Martinez, who left the club after three years in charge. During this period, the Spaniard performed a vast overhaul of the squad by either buying players are by developing from within the club. The emergence of players like Ross Barkley into the limelight is a perfect example of the good work done by Martinez. There has been a suggestion that the progress made by the youngsters will be brought to a halt by the arrival of a new manager.

Gareth Barry won’t retire now

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry stated that he is not going to retire in the immediate future.

Gareth Barry has currently made 595 appearances in the Premier League and may be interested in equaling or beating the record of Frank Lampard and Ryan Giggs, who have made 609 and 632 appearances respectively.

Gareth Barry, who is currently 35-years old, seems very capable of achieving this record given that the player does not appear to be hindered by his age. He made 33 appearances for Everton last season and was named as the Player of the Season for the Toffees.