Ross Barkley Inspired by David Beckham

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has stated that he has grown up looking and being inspired by David Beckham playing for England national team.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder is regarded as one of the finest players to have played for the England national team in the last few decades. The 38-year-old is also the record holder for the most number of appearances made for the English team. At the other end of the spectrum is Barkley, who is just starting out his international career. The 20-year-old made his debut for the England national team in 2013. He has so far featured in 10 matches with no goals scored.

Barkley is still a long way away from matching Beckham’s international record of 115 caps. The 39-year-old, who is reportedly looking to enter into football ownership through the MLS, also scored 17 goals with one of them being the most popular free kick against Greece. This iconic free kick helped England reach the 2002 World Cup finals after being on the verge of elimination.Barkley has suffered several injury problems last few years and this has prevented him from appearing in more matches for the England national team.Barkley says that it is his ultimate ambition to win a major trophy with the national team.

“To lift a trophy for England. To win something – because that's what every player wants to do. It would be a dream come true if that happened.I found the World Cup experience really good for me. Obviously we didn't do the best. But for me and the other younger lads it was good for us to get a game,” saidBarkley. He also spoke about the iconic Beckham moment. He said:“It's got to be that David Beckham free kick against Greece. It was a great moment at the time.”