According to Everton manager, Roberto Martinez, Ross Barkley has hit a different level for the club.
Barkley scored a superb volley in Everton’s league cup win over Reading. With the young England international taking his tally to three goals and four assists.
Unfortunately last season, Barkley could only get two goals and three assists, with Martinez confirming there’s a difference in his game.
“Ross has gone to a different level,” Martinez told Everton’s official TV channel, following Barkley’s 100th game for the club against Reading.
“For someone so young to have 100 games for our club is an immense landmark, but he’s a completely different player to what we saw last season.
“His maturity and the fact he is always controlling the big moments – he had to be the one scoring that equalising goal. His overall performance was of someone much older.
“We’re extremely pleased and excited to see him develop into a very special player.”
Gerard Deulofeu scored the winner as Everton came from behind to prevail 2-1 at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday.