Chelsea star feels the club have given him the perfect platform to relaunch his International career

The player has been impressive this season for the Blues

Ross Barkley joined Chelsea from Everton for a reported fee of £15 million in January. He struggled with severe hamstring injury most of the last season and managed to make only 4 appearances across all the competitions under former manager Antonio Conte.

The 24 year old continued his recovery but didn’t enough time on the pitch to get a place in the World Cup squad, as his nation reached the semi-finals.

The midfielder completely recovered from his injury and showed promising flashes in preseason friendlies. It has been suggested that he is the type of player that new manager Maurizio Sarri likes and has been backed to thrive under him this season.

The England International has featured in 5 Premier League games out of 6 for the Blues this season and has been impressive. He started in the third round of Carabao Cup against Liverpool as they won the match 2-1, with late goals from Emerson and Eden Hazard after Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring.

Barkley believes Chelsea have given him the perfect platform to relaunch his England career and is determined to make up for the lost time. He has never played for Gareth Southgate and has not been in squad since March 2017.

‘These things happen in football and you have got to take them,’ he said as quoted by Daily Mail. ‘I was injured and then I wasn’t in the squad. But you have just got to react in the right, positive way. I feel like I have done that. It’s important I let my football do the talking now.

‘I have got a platform. I’m at a massive club in Chelsea and we are going to challenge for all the titles this season. I believe that. I want to let my feet do the talking for my club and if that happens, I believe I will be back on the international scene sooner rather than later.

‘I haven’t spoken to (Southgate). I’m sure he is focused on the squad he is picking. I have had injuries and it’s all about me going out to show what I can do for Chelsea. It’s down to me to show I can be that (creative) player. I believe I can. I will keep improving – and I will show I am that type of player.’

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