Souness: This Everton attacker has very poor decision making
By Matt Bullin
Former Liverpool player and manager Graeme Souness has slammed Ross Barkley saying that his decision making is ‘very poor.’
The Scotsman’s comments come after Everton’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Everton took the lead through Phil Jagielka before Zlatan Ibrahimovic slotted home a penalty late on to rescue United a point.
The point leaves them in seventh, three points behind Man United, who have two games in hand.
Barkley had a disappointing night at Old Trafford and was substituted by Ronald Koeman with 10 minutes left on the clock.
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In an interview with Newsweek Souness criticised Barkley’s decision making.
He said: “He would frustrate you because, looking at someone like him, you’re thinking he could be a real player.
“His decision making is very poor and that is something you can only get through training every day and wanting to learn from better players.”
The 23-year-old has not scored for the Toffees since he netted in the 6-3 win over Bournemouth in February.
Overall Barkley has had an average season so far. He has scored five goals and has laid on seven assists for his team mates in his 32 league and cup appearances.
He has 22 England caps and was recalled to Gareth Southgate’s most recent squad, although he didn’t make it onto the pitch.
Souness played over 350 games in all competitions for Liverpool and helped the Reds win five league titles, four League Cups and three European Cups.
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