Ross Barkley To Benefit From Break - Graeme Jones.

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Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is set for a summer break from football and the Toffees will be hoping they can gain from the midfielder's all-round display when he returns next term.

The 21-year-old Barkley has been left out of England's squad for the Under-21 European Championship and now has the opportunity to rest after international clashes against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia on June 7 and 14.

However, Everton's assistant manager Graeme Jones reckons it was the right call as he told the club's official website: "What Ross needs to is get a break from football.

"He's having a week off now, then he’ll go away with England - which will help keep his levels of fitness up - and then have a complete switch-off.

"Then I think he will reflect on everything and will come back fresher, hungrier and more aware. So we are excited to see his progress next season.

"After a while, your freshness leaves you and you can become a little bit stale, and Ross gives everything he has got every single day.

"He loves football and has got the right attitude and right aptitude for the job.

"It's just that they [players] are human beings - they are not machines or robots - and like everybody they need a break in order to get stronger."


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