Chelsea and Spain left-back Marcos Alonso has praised his teammate Ross Barkley for his performance against Spain.
Barkley put in a strong performance for Chelsea last weekend as he scored a goal and provided an assist against Southampton. This performance was sufficient to find a place in England’s squad for their Nations League fixtures against Croatia and Spain.
This was Barkley’s first call-up to the national team since March 2017. He played the entirety of the matches against Croatia and Spain. The match against Croatia was Barkley’s first appearance for England since May 2016.
England defeated Spain 3-2 to register their first Nations League win. Barkley gave a fine performance and Alonso praised the midfielder.
Alonso said, “Yes, last year he had a long time out injured, in the first year with us at Chelsea. I have no doubt that with confidence and minutes he is a great player and I hope that he can help us a lot for the rest of the season.
Even at the World Cup England, despite playing well, were aware that they didn’t really have that kind of player. Someone in the middle who played and made others play, who used the ball.
Alonso and Barkley will soon return to Chelsea’s training camp and will most likely start in their match against Manchester United on Saturday.