Cole heaps praise on Barkley's development

Joe Cole has hailed Ross Barkley for his impressive display in the national team jersey last night.

“He (Barkley) needs to add arriving in the box like Frank Lampard-esque, he’s got the technique, got the size, got the physicality and he’s starting to knit them all together,” Cole said on ITV One’s televised coverage of England v Montenegro (9:45pm, 25 March).

He went on to add, “For me he is one that has played himself into the England team, I think he’s got every chance of playing himself into the Chelsea team as well because I’m a great fan of his and I think he’s got all the attributes to go and become a top, world-class midfielder.”

Lampard is a Chelsea legend who had impressive numbers and was considered one of the best midfielders and is specially known for his hard-working nature which helped him develop into a world class player. Barkley looks to follow in on that same path as he has similar traits and plays a similar role for the same club and country. He also sports the number 8 jersey sported by Lampard previously for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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